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Homeless Student Education

McKinney Vento

The McKinney-Vento Act provides rights and services to children and youth experiencing homelessness, which includes those who are: sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; staying in motels, trailer parks, or campgrounds due to the lack of an adequate alternative; staying in shelters or transitional housing; or sleeping in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or similar settings.


Texas Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Under federal and state law, children and youth experiencing homelessness have a right to a free, appropriate public education (FAPE). The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (federal law) provides assistance to states to help them ensure educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. This program helps State Educational Agencies (SEAs) ensure that homeless children, including preschoolers and youths, have equal access to FAPE, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youth. 

Hello everyone, my name is Albert H. Archuleta and I worked in public education for 21 years as a Teacher and Principal. Here at Region 6 ESC,  I'm the McKinney Vento & Foster Care contact.


Albert H. Archuleta

(936) 435-8228