Homeless Information
Every Child Has a Right to an Education

The federal Mckinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act and Texas state law protect the rights of homeless children and youth to receive a free and appropriate public education. Nearly everyone in Texas who is between the ages of 5 and 21 on September 1 of the school year and has not been expelled has the right to attend school, even if they live:

o  In a shelter (family shelter, domestic violence shelter, youth shelter or transitional living program)

o  In a motel, hotel, or weekly-rate housing
    
o  In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss
    
o  In an abandoned building, a car, at a campground, or on the street
    
o  In temporary foster care or with an adult who is not your parent or legal guardian

o  In substandard housing (no electricity, no water, and/or no heat)
    
o  With friends or family because you are a runaway or unaccompanied youth

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The Homeless Liaison for Dickinson ISD is:

JoEllen Alllen, LMSW, MBA
District Social Work & Homeless Liaison
Mailing Address:
5651 FM 517 East
Dickinson, TX 77539

Contact Numbers:
Phone: 281-229-7421
Fax: 281-229-6901
Email: JAllen@dickinsonisd.org

The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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