Judson ISD

McKinney-Vento Information

Contact Information

Judson ISD Homeless Liaison:

Ernest Cox Jr., Director of Guidance and Counseling

ercox@judsonisd.org or 210-945-5230

General Information

The Stewart B. McKinney Assistance Act of 1994 is the primary federal legislation that directly addresses the education of homeless children and youth. The McKinney Act is important in educating homeless children.

Should a student/family become homeless, as defined by the following criteria listed below, they should immediately notify their campus homeless liaison. The campus homeless liaison will provide the proper form(s) for documenting their new status and offer assistance as needed.

The federal McKinney-Vento Act and Texas state law guarantee that you can enroll in school if you live

  • in a shelter (family shelter, domestic violence shelter, youth shelter or transitional living program;
  • in a motel, hotel, or weekly-rate housing;
  • in a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss;
  • in an abandoned building, a car, at a campground, or on the street;
  • in temporary foster care or with an adult who is not your parent or legal guardian;
  • in substandard housing (no electricity, no water, and/or no heat); or
  • with friends or family because you are a runaway or unaccompanied youth.

Helping Homeless Students

Download:10 Things YOU Can Do to Help Children in Homeless Situations (pdf 88kb)

This document was developed by the National Coalition for the Homeless and has been re-formatted as a school flyer and adapted for use in Texas. It has ideas for school administrators, teachers, students, and community organizations.