• Homeless Students and Unaccompanied Youth

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    McKinney Vento Act

    Midland Independent School District complies with the federal Mckinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act 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.