The McKinney-Vento Educational Program identifies children and youth and removes any barriers that would prevent them from attending school. Social Service agencies collaborate with the Caddo Parish School Board to develop and implement programs that will enhance the education of McKinney-Vento families.
The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes those:
Living in an emergency shelter or transitional housing
Abandoned in hospitals
Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camp grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings
"Doubled up" living with friends or family due to the loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
An "unaccompanied youth", not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian
Migrant children living in these conditions
Academic remediation activities at the schools with the highest concentration of homeless children
Individual and group counseling
Parental involvement through parenting training and educational activities provided at the shelters, and the CPSB Parent Center
Educational and Recreational Enrichment Programs
After-School Tutorial Program for sheltered, scattered-site students, and schools
Summer Enrichment Program
go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there
stay at their school of origin
go to the public school where they live now
enroll in school immediately, even without the normal paperwork
transportation to and from school provided by the school district
free school meals, before and after school care, special education, and ESL services
If you are in transition, please click on the link below, complete the forms and return to the following email address
McKinney-Vento@caddoschools.org, or fax to 318-603-6622.
Once completed-email to McKinney-Vento@caddoschools.org
McKinney-Vento Law means more than what you think...
Children without a fixed, regular, and adequate residence, families living in temporary situation falls under the McKinney-Vento Act.
Call Us: 318-603-6518 /
Email Us: www.caddoschools.org /
Address: 1638 Murphy Street, Shreveport, LA 71103
Louisiana Department of Education Hotline: 1-844-533-4187 or 1-225-219-2949
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty: 1-202-638-2535