McKinney-Vento Homeless Act

Gorman I.S.D. serves students identified to be homeless due to a lack of a fixed, regular or adequate night time residence. The identified students receive enrollment assistance, school meal assistance, and transportation as appropriate. School supply assistance, tutorials and resource coordination are also available as appropriate.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison is Jenny Winter, (254) 734-3171 ext. 1232.
Family & Student Support Services
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Education Assistance Act is a federal law that provides services to families and unaccompanied youth that live in a temporary situation due to loss of housing.
Eligibility for services:
*Living in shared housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason.
*Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, cars, substandard housing, abandoned buildings, and/or campgrounds.
*Living in emergency or transitional shelters
*Being an unaccompanied youth (not living with a parent or guardian) living in a temporary situation
*Being a migratory child who is living in any of the above situations.
Parent and Student Educational Rights
*Immediate enrollment
*Removal of barriers to school enrollment
*School selection
*Transportation assistance (school bus)
*Immediate eligibility for free child nutrition
Dispute Process:
Jenny Winter (McKinney-Vento Liaison) > Campus Principal > Superintendent > School Board > TEA Representative Cal Lopez