Homeless - McKinney-Vento Act

Students & Families In Transition

The enrollment process in Brazosport ISD includes a Student Residency Questionnaire (SRQ) as part of our comprehensive efforts to identify students and families meeting the criteria for the McKinney-Vento Act. If your current address is a temporary living arrangement and it is due to loss of housing or economic hardship, you may meet the educational definition of experiencing homelessness. If, due to a lack of housing, you must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings or trailers, or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then according to the McKinney-Vento Act, you are considered homeless. The educational rights homeless students have under the McKinney-Vento Act include the right to:

  • go to school,
  • immediate enrollment in school
  • continue attending the school they were enrolled in before the homelessness occurred when feasible; and
  • enroll in the Texas public school district of their choice with the campus designation being determined by the school district.

Brazosport ISD may be able to offer additional assistance to students and families who are experiencing homelessness, such as:

  • guidance counseling
  • health services
  • tutoring
  • instructional services to accelerate learning
  • before/after school programs
  • school supplies
  • clothing
  • social services
  • transportation

If you are in need of assistance, please contact your campus counselor or Julie Engelking, District Homeless Liaison at (979)730-7000 ext 27106.

Quick Informational Links:

Resources for Families in Transition

Brazosport ISD Resource Guide
United Way - Rental/Utility Assistance
Project HELP - Youth & Family Counseling
801 N. Buchta Rd, Angleton, Texas 77515
Services: Case management for those experiencing homelessness or those on the verge of homelessness

Julie Engelking
District Homeless Liaison
979-730-7000 x27106

Shelters for Homeless Students & Families

The Salvation Army
1618 N. Avenue J
Freeport, TX 77541

Brazoria County Women's Shelter
24-Hour Crisis Hotlines:
For interpreters call:
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