Homeless - McKinney-Vento Act

Homeless Students & Families

The enrollment process in Brazosport 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 proof of residencey,
  • 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 Julie Engelking, District Homeless Liaison at (979)730-7000 ext 27106.

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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:
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