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McKinney-Vento Educational Enhancement Site


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.

Who is McKinney-Vento?

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

  • School Supplies

  • 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

Children & Youth in McKinney-Vento situations have the right to...

  • 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

Be a part of McKinney-Vento Educational Enhancement Program!

If you are in transition, please click on the link below, complete the forms and return to the following email address, or fax to 318-603-6622.

Click here for McKinney-Vento Educational Enhancement Program documents.

Click here for 2024-2025 Foster Care Enrollment Form and Informational Brochure.

Enrollment 2024-2025

Behavioral Health, Counseling, and Mentoring

Click here for Brochure Information

Daily After-School Tutoring

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.

Contact Us

Call Us:  318-603-5615  

Email Us:   

Address: 1638 Murphy Street, Shreveport, LA 71103 

Louisiana Department of Education Hotline: 1-877-453-2721

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty: 1-800-308-2145