Federal Programs

Homeless Students

The Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program, authorized under the Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Act, was reauthorized in Dec. 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

All school districts are required to provide needed services to homeless children. Weakley County strives to meet or exceed federal regulations to ensure that every student, regardless of living situation, has the opportunity to receive a quality education.

Homeless student education regulations are designed to address the challenges that homeless children and youths have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school with a strong emphasis on the importance of school stability for homeless children and youths. 

Under Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, § 725, homeless children and youths means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. 

For more information on what this means in practice and the services Weakley County Schools provide, please click this link: Weakley County Homelessness Resources.

Other resources of interest:

Parent Information (English)
Parent Information (Spanish)
Weakley County Schools Homeless Education Board Policy
TN Department of Education Homeless Student Information and Resources
National Center for Homeless Education