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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, ensures the educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Homelessness is defined as:
     - having a lack of fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes
       children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing,      
       economic hardship, or similar reasons;
    - children or youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of  
      alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in
      hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
    - children or youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not
      designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
    - children or youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing,
      bus or train stations, or similar settings.
Additional resources can be found at:

For information or assistance, please contact:
Brittany Hammond             
Homeless Liaison
Goldthwaite Elementary School
Cheryl Wright
Homeless Liaison
Goldthwaite Middle and High Schools

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