The purpose of this program is for the recipients—local education agencies, education service centers, and/or open enrollment charter schools—to provide supplemental academic and related assistance, beyond that provided in the general education program, to facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and academic success of students who are in homeless situations as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001..."
Source: RFA - Texas Support for Homeless Education Program.
The Region 13 Texas Support for Homeless Education Program consist of 18 school districts with the goals of increasing: access to education for homeless children; support services; improving state test scores; and encouraging homeless students to transition to postsecondary education. The goals will increase (1) awareness of the McKinney – Vento Act to school district personnel through training and media; (2) support services through connections with local service providers; (3) activities for parents; (4) access tutoring; (5) credit recovery options and awareness of postsecondary opportunities including assistance for successful college acceptance. For each year of the grant, partners will review activities, processes and make changes as needed to increase enrollment, attendance and academic success.
The current incarnation of the HEP includes Region 13 itself, 16 school districts, 2 charter schools, and 6 social service agencies.
Contact information for these partners is available via the THEO liaison directory.