McKinney ISD


McKinney Vento Homeless Education

The McKinney Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program protects the right for homeless children and youth to receive a free and appropriate public education.

Homelessness includes children and youth who are living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home or can’t afford housing, children and youth who are staying in a motel or hotel due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations, children and youth who are living in an emergency or transitional shelter or a domestic violence shelter. It also includes children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or many other similar settings.

Under the law, no student shall be stigmatized by school personnel due to homelessness.


  • One Heart McKinney: Website
  • Community Lifeline, number: 972-542-0020 or Website
  • North Texas Food Bank, number: 855-719-7627 or Website
  • 2-1-1 Texas, number: 877-541-7905 or Website
  • Texas WIC: Website
  • Volunteer Center of McKinney: Resource Guide
  • Updated Services: Document
  • Resource search engine Aunt Bertha: Website
  • Collin County Homeless Resource Guide: Document

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