The websites listed below provide additional information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and community resources for families/individuals experiencing homelessness.
Accountability and Leadership Solutions provides Homeless Education Program (HEP) supports and services to traditional districts and charter districts in meeting requirements of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program (HEP). 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 homeless students. These requirements are detailed in the McKinney-Vento Act.
Workshops are provided at Region 4 and also can be customized and delivered as on-site trainings for districts and campuses.
Every LEA must designate an appropriate staff person as a local homeless education liaison. This person also may be a coordinator for other federal programs. Local liaisons must ensure that
The homeless liaison at the ESC assists LEAs in the identification and service of homeless students. The ESC also provides trainings and resources for district homeless liaisons. The homeless liaison at Region 4 ESC is LaShonda Evans.