Title 1, Part A - Homeless/Foster Care

Homeless/Foster Care
(Title IX-A McKinney-Vento)

Homeless: The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, State educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.

Foster Care: The Foster Care Program has the responsibility of working closely with local child welfare agencies and local educational agencies to identify children and youth in foster care and to ensure the successful implementation of ESSA provisions.

Additional Resources

For more information about the Homeless/Foster Care Program, please contact: 

Anny Shields
JCS Homeless Liaison
ashields@jeffcityschools.org
Phone: 706-367-2882