The McKinney-Vento Act is the federal law reauthorizing the Stewart B. McKinney Act that governs the education of children and youth in homeless situations. This act was signed into law in January 2002, and was effective July 1, 2002.
In response to the federal legislation, Texas has its own state laws that, in conjunction with the McKinney Act, preserve the rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness and govern their admission to and attendance in school.
McKinney-Vento Dispute Resolution Process
Services Provided by the Canyon ISD Homeless Liaison
Every Local Educational Agency (LEA), otherwise known as school district, must designate an appropriate staff person as a liaison for students in homeless situations.
Liaisons must ensure the following:
Canyon ISD Homeless Liaison Contact: Chris Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-677-2538
Information for Parents of School-Age Youth
Información para Padres de Jóvenes en Edad Escolar
Information for School-Age Youth