Homeless Services

Homeless Services

Students experiencing homelessness have certain legal rights, under the federal McKinney-Vento Act, that may affect registration and transfer procedures. Nacogdoches ISD Social Workers help facilitate the enrollment process and conduct assessments to determine student needs. 

The Federal McKinney-Vento Act and Texas State Law guarantee that 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.

La ley federal de McKinney-Vento y las leyes estatales de Texas garantizan que puedes inscribirte en la escuela si vives:

  • en un albergue (centro de hospedaje familiar, refugio para víctimas de violencia doméstica, asilo para jóvenes)
  • en un motel, hotel, o apartamento de renta por semana
  • compartiendo una vivienda con otra familia o algún pariente a causa de no poder encontrar alojamiento o por falta de recursos económicos
  • en un edificio abandonado, vehículo, parque, o en la calle al aire libre
  • con una madre o un padre de cría u otro adulto que no es tu padre o guardián legal
  • en una casa o vivienda sin electricidad, sin agua y/o sin calefacción
  • con amigos, parientes, o familia porque eres un jóven fugitivo o sin la companía de tus padres o guardián legal.

 

Who should I contact if I have questions related to Homeless Services?

The social worker on your child’s campus

 

*Include scanned brochures for more information about homeless services and rights of homeless students

http://www.theotx.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/THEO_Homeless_Spanish_Brochure-1.pdf

http://www.theotx.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/THEO_Homeless_English_Brochure.pdf