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 the right 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 www.serve.org/nche for a list of State Coordinators and contact information), 

  • A lawyer (check your local phone book or www.lsc.gov for legal aid lawyers in your area), or

  • The National Law Center (202) 838-2535 or email McKinney-Vento department.

GISD District Homeless Liaison

Krystal Swinnea
Contact Information:  (254) 729-4112 

Email the District Homeless Liaison

GISD Campus Homeless Liaisons and Contact Information

H.O. Whitehurst Elementary (EC-3rd)

David Robertson
Tel: (254) 729-4104

Email David Robertson 

Groesbeck Middle School (7th-8th)

Marvin Pettis
Tel: (254) 729-4102

Email Marvin Pettis

Enge-Washington Intermediate (4th-6th)

Brandi Urban
Tel:(254) 729-4103

Email Brandi Urban

Groesbeck High School (9th-12th)

Sarah Bush
Tel: (254) 729-4101

Email Sarah Bush

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