Title IX – McKinney-Vento Program
The primary goal of the Terrebonne Parish Schools McKinney-Vento Program is to ensure homeless/transitional students stay in school by removing barriers to attendance.
This is done by the following:
- Providing school supplies/backpacks
- Providing school uniforms
- Providing after school tutoring
- Payment of school fees
- Documentation (birth certificates, immunization records, etc.)
- Referral to community resources for student and their families
- Free lunch
- Case Management
A student without a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence is homeless. The definition does not change whether the student is living with a parent or is separated from parents. Under the McKinney-Vento Act, a student is homeless if he/she has a primary residence that is any of the following:
- Families doubled-up with friends or family, this includes families in which children and parents are in separate places
- Hotels or motels
- Families/individuals living in parks or camping areas
- Shelter/transitional living (i.e. disaster, domestic violence, homeless)
- Displaced due to natural disaster, lack of financial resources, etc.
- Vehicles or on the street
- Runaway or throwaway teens; abandoned children
- Families residing in sub-standard housing in need of great repair or with no utilities (i.e. running water, electricity)
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