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As the appointed homeless education liaison for yourlocal educational agency (school district, education service center, or charter school) in Texas, you will undoubtedly have questions as you undertake your responsibilities.
One of the primary functions of THEO is to provide technical assistance and support for the homeless education liaisons across Texas. Please be sure to fill out the Homeless Education Liaison Information Form so that we can send you updated information and let you know of trainings and other resources that will be helpful to you.
Every Local Education Agency (LEA; a school district, open enrollment charter school, or education service center) must designate an appropriate staff person as a liaison for students in homeless situations. This person may also be a coordinator for other federal programs. This brief explains the duties of the homeless liaison and offers strategies for implementing the McKinney-Vento provisions in a school district.
This page provides a general overview of the provisions in the McKinney-Vento Act for educating children and youth who are in homeless situations, including the definition of "homeless" and links to resources dealing with other issues such as transportation, immunizations, and records.
These fact sheets cover topics like the duties of the homeless liaison, the definition of homelessness, and various laws and policies.
Contact information for the homeless education liaisons in the public local education agencies in Texas. These liaisons may be able to give you ideas or tips on additional resources for your work.