Homeless Educational Resources

  • McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program

    The McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless children and youth” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular,and adequate nighttime residence. The term includes –

     Children and youth who are:

    • -  Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar

      reason (sometimes referred to as doubled-up);

    • -  Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative

      adequate accommodations;

    • -  Living in emergency or transitional shelters;

    • -  Abandoned in hospitals, or

    • -  Awaiting foster care placement;

      • Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;

      • Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

      • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.

      Welcome to Burleson I.S.D. For more information on the national level for homelessness visit

      http://nationalhomeless.org/ and for our local Texas homeless coalition visit https://www.theotx.org/. The Burleson community, including local counties, have several organizations and religious affiliations

      who can help families and youths in need of services and food. A few include:

    •   Promises (817-295-9384)

    •   Harvest House (817-2943-6252)

    •   Presbyterian Night Shelter (817-632-7400)

    •   Union Gospel Mission (817-339-2553)

      For a complete directory of services or if you have questions regarding the McKinney-Vento Act contact the Homeless coordinator at your child’s campus (the counselor) or the district coordinator Deidre Dobbins at ddobbins@bisdmail.net.