Homeless Information

Jason Black, District Liaison

Phone: (903)668-5990 Ext. 5019

Email: jblack@hisd.com

Heather Bowman, Secretary

Phone: (903) 668-5990 Ext. 5019

Email: hbowman@hisd.com

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program

This special program is designed to meet the needs of children and youth who are homeless.  A student is considered homeless if he/she lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.  The homeless education program helps students enroll in school even if they lack the required paperwork.  It helps them attend their original school or a school where they are currently living.  It makes sure that these students receive services comparable to those received by their classmates.

Who qualifies as a homeless student?  A homeless student could be sharing a house with other persons due to loss of housing (these may or may not be relatives); could be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds because of a lack of other accommodations; could be living in emergency shelters or could be abandoned in hospitals.