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McKinney Vento Act

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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
Federal and State Guidelines

In order to ensure that all children and youth receive a free, appropriate public education and are given meaningful opportunities to succeed in our school, the Cedar Hill Independent School District will follow the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Act. Under this federal law, children and youth in transition must have access to appropriate public education, including preschool, and be given a full opportunity to meet state and local academic achievement standards. They must be included in state- and district- wide assessments and accountability systems. Our schools will ensure that children and youth in transition are free from discrimination, segregation and harassment.

What should I do if I think I am homeless?

Contact the local school district to determine if the homeless criteria are met.

Dr. Chanda McGhee
Homeless Liaison
972-291-1581 ext. 4052

Barbara James
State Coordinator
512-475-8765

If you need further assistance, call the Texas Homeless Education Office at 1-800-446-3142 or visit their website at www.utdanacenter.org/theo/