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Homeless Assistance

Klein ISD offers services to unaccompanied and homeless students and their families in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act to best address students' educational needs and ensure their academic success.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and subsequently referred to as the McKinney-Vento Act, defines “homeless children and youths” as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.”   This includes children and youth who are:

  • sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, campgrounds, or similar settings
  • living in emergency or transitional housing
  • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, or substandard housing

However, because the circumstances of homelessness vary with each family or unaccompanied youth, determining the extent to which the family or youth fits the definition must occur on a case-by-case basis.

The education provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act ensure Homeless educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Our department staff work in collaboration with campus staff and other departments to facilitate access to services.  For those who are eligible, these services include:

  • Nutrition services
  • Enrollment (Immediately)
  • Transportation Assistance (School of Origin)
  • Student Case Management
  • School-Wide Programs
  • Transition Planning

For more information, please contact:
Greg Corradino, Klein ISD McKinney-Vento Liaison
832.249.4056

Perry Burns, McKinney-Vento Specialist 
832.249.4443

16710 Kleinwood Drive
Klein, TX 77379
homeless@kleinisd.net

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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
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