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Homeless Education

The enrollment process in Mineral Wells ISD includes a Student Residency Questionnaire (SRQ) as part of our comprehensive efforts to identify students and families currently experiencing homelessness. If your current address is a temporary living arrangement and it is due to loss of housing or economic hardship, you may meet the 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,
  • enroll in school without giving a permanent address,
  • 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.

Mineral Wells ISD may be able to offer additional assistance to students and families who are experiencing homelessness. If you are in need of assistance please contact Carey Carter in the Mineral Wells ISD Homeless Education Office at (940) 325-6404.

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