McKinney Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
Assistance for Homeless Students
The federal McKinney Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act and Texas State law (Texas Education Code Chapter 25) protect the right for homeless children and youth to receive a free and appropriate public education.
You can enroll in school if you live:
- in a shelter (family shelter, domestic violence shelter, youth shelter, or transitional living program); in a motel, hotel, or weekly-rate housing;
- in a house or an apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss;
- in an abandoned building or a car, at a campground, or on the street;
- in temporary foster care or with an adult who is not your parent or legal guardian;
- in substandard housing (no electricity, no water, and/or no heat); or
- with friends or family because you are a runaway or unaccompanied youth.
You are encouraged to inform the district if you or your child is experiencing homelessness. District staff can share resources with you that may be able to assist you and your family.
For more information, contact your school counselor:
Teague Elementary: Teri Knight, 254-739-1355
Teague Junior High: Lucie Black, 254-739-1479
Teague High School Tracie Ezell, 254-739-1536
Teague ISD District Homeless Liaison is:
Cheryl Tucker, 254-739-1302
Homelessness Resources for Students and Families