McKinney-Vento Texas Education For Homeless Children and Youth Program
Education Service Center Region 15 Is Dedicated to Excellence in Education Through Leadership, Partnership, and Service. It Is Our Goal As Your Mckinney-vento Team, at Region 15 Education Service Center, to Honor Our Motto and Provide You with Excellent Service.
All Texas Public Schools, Charter Schools, and Education Services Centers, Collectively Known As Local Education Agencies (Leas), Must Follow Federal Rules Concerning the Education of Students Experiencing Homelessness.
These Requirements Are Detailed in the Mckinney-vento Act.
Mckinney-vento Law, Legislation, and Regulations
(1) Each State Educational Agency Shall Ensure That Each Child of a Homeless Individual and Each Homeless Youth Has Equal Access to the Same Free, Appropriate Public Education, Including a Public Preschool Education, As Provided to Other Children and Youth.
(2) in Any State Where Compulsory Residency Requirements or Other Requirements, Laws, Regulations, Practices, or Policies, May Act As a Barrier to the Identification of, or the Enrollment, Attendance, or Success in School of, Homeless Children and Youth, the State Educational Agency and Local Educational Agencies in the State Will Review and Undertake Steps to Revise Such Laws, Regulations, Practices, or Policies to Ensure That Homeless Children and Youth Are Afforded the Same Free, Appropriate Public Education As Provided to Other Children and Youth.
(3) Homelessness Is Not a Sufficient Reason to Separate Students from the Mainstream School Environment.
(4) Homeless Children and Youth Should Have Access to the Education and Other Services That Such Children and Youth Need to Ensure That Such Children and Youth Have an Opportunity to Meet the Same Challenging State Academic Standards to Which All Students Are Held
Region 15 Education Service Center McKinney-Vento Liaison