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Homeless Education


The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Subtitle B - Education for Homeless Children and Youth), reauthorized by Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act, ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Hondo ISD identifies and provides services to homeless children in accordance with federal, state and local policies (FDC(Legal/Local)); (FFC(Legal/Exhibit)).  For more information click here:   Education of Homeless Students


Who is homeless? (Sec. 725)


The term "homeless children and youth" -

(A)  means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence...; and


(B)  includes -

  • (i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;

  • (ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings...

  • (iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

  • (iv) migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).


Information for Parents










If you have any questions or need additional information contact:

Stephanie Laughinghouse, Homeless Liaison and Director of Special Programs @ 830-426-3311

2604 AVENUE E | HONDO, TX 78861 | 830.426.3027