McKinney Vento Act
 
SERVICES FOR HOMELES STUDENTS
and
UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH
 
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Midland Independent School District complies with the federal 
Mckinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act McKinney-Vento
and the Texas Education Code to protect the rights of homeless children 
and youth to receive a free and appropriate public education.  Nearly
everyone in Texas who is between the ages of 5 and 21 on
September 1 of the school year and has not been expelled has the 
right to attend school, even if they:
             
  • Don't have a permanent address  
  • Have a previous address in another town or state
  • Don't live with a parent or legal guardian
  • Live temporarily doubled-up with friends or family
  • Sleep in a shelter, sleep in a campground, car, abandoned building, or other facility not designated for,  or ordinarily used as regular accommodations for, human beings
  • Don't have school records
 

Parent/Student Rights:

  • Enroll and attend school, no matter where they lived or how long they have lived there
  • All services provided comparable to those offered to non-homeless children and youth, including transportation
  • Choice to remain in their "school of origin" or transfer to a school in their current attendance area
  • Enrollment in school despite the lack of a permanent address or the lack of school records
  • Access to Free Lunch Program
  • Right to dispute Resolution when denied school enrollment
  • Enroll in school without giving a permanent address, school records or immunization documents required for school enrollment
For additional information contact the Principal, Campus Homeless Liaison at any campus or the District Homeless Liaison.  The District Homeless Liaison is located in the Office of Student Services.