Homeless Information

  • 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. 

    Family Resources

    Family Resources for Homeless.pdf


     Backpack Program

    Hallsville ISD Nutritional Backpacks for Kids Project provides nutritional meals and snacks on weekends and holidays for children whose primary source of food is the school cafetiera.  Each child receives a backpack with food every Friday during the school year.  The cost to fill a child's backpack with food every Friday, is approximately $160 per student.  The students who participate in the program are identified by campus counselors and teachers.  Counselors meet privately with students and explain the details of the program.  

    $160 per year will ensure that one child has food in his backpack every weekend and on holidays during the 2019-2020 school year.  Your donation makes a tremendous difference in the life of a Hallsville ISD student.  The success of this project depends entirely on contributions.  Hallsville ISD partners with East Texas Food Bank.  According to ETFB, Hallsville ISD is the only totally self-sufficient, community supported program they have in existence.  

    If you wish to partner with HISD and donate to this program, a link is provided.

     Backpack Donation Form