Information for Homeless

Title X
(
McKinney-Vento Act for students not living in a Fixed Adequate and Stable Home)

Educationally qualifying the family for Homeless

  • Those who lack a fixed, adequate, stable nighttime residence.
  • Those sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
  • Those living in motels, trailer parks, camp grounds, cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard living conditions or a similar setting.
  • Those living in emergency shelter or transitional shelters.
  • Those who are awaiting foster-care placement.
  • Unaccompanied youth and/or migratory children living in the above conditions.

What is required of the school?

  • Have a designated homeless liaison who is in charge of getting support for identified students.
  • Set aside some of their Title I funds to serve Title X students.
  • Student must be allowed to enroll immediately, even if the required documents are not available.
  • Student must be signed up to receive free meals.
  • Student must be transported to the school of origin (if feasible).
  • Student must be allowed to participate in any program for which they qualify.

 

Take the quiz on the link and see how much you know about this population!

Document any student who meets the above qualifications by filling out the referral form.  Send the form to me and I will validate if a student meets the category.  If you would like for me to make contact with a student, please do not hesitate to contact me.  There are many agencies and personnel I can connect with to provide immediate assistance.
 
Vanessa Wedlake
District Social Worker & Homeless Liaison
[email protected]
405-533-6300, 405-269-6509

400 Drury Lane
Stillwater, OK  74074

For more information
National Center for Homeless Education
1-800-308-2145 
http://www.serve.org/nche