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Homeless Students

 McKinney-Vento:  Education for Homeless Youth

The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law that makes sure children and youth who do not have permanent housing can go to school and preschool. It gives children and youth rights to enroll in school, stay in school, get transportation to school, and do well in school. 

If you need help enrolling your children or yourself in school, there are people who can help you. You can contact: 

  • Your school district’s McKinney-Vento district or campus liaison (see below), who is a school district staff member whose job it is to help you,
  • Your State Coordinator (check for a list of State Coordinators and contact information), 
  • A lawyer (check your local phone book or for legal aid lawyers in your area), or
  • The National Law Center (202) 838-2535 or

GISD District Homeless Liaison:  Keri Thoele
Contact Information:  (254) 729-4139 or Click Here to Email the District Homeless Liaison

GISD Campus Homeless Liaisons and Contact Information:

For more information visit the following link: TEA  Education of Homeless Students