McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act 

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act was reauthorized in 2002 to ensure that children experiencing homelessness have full and equal educational opportunities to succeed in school. It is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in U. S. public schools. The term “homeless children and youths” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Policy under this Act ensures that those deemed to be homeless have access to the education and other services of other children and youths in order to meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards to which all are held.

  • Do you think you might be Homeless?
  • Living in a shelter?
  • Living in a motel?
  • Living with another family in a house or apartment?
  • Moving from place to place?
  • Living in a place not designated for sleeping accommodations such as a car, park, campsite?

How can we help?

If you feel you might be in a homeless situation, please contact your child’s school counselor for information. 

DeSoto ISD counselors:

DeSoto High School 972.230.0726

  • Portia Smith (Last name A-C)
  • Clarissa Anderson (Last name D-G)
  • Stephanie Springer (Last name H-L)
  • Brandy Watts (Last name M-R)
  • Kaneaka Brock (Last name S-Z)
  • Angela Harrison (At Risk)

DAEP 972.223.2242

  • Kanica Brock

Freshman Campus 972.274.1818

  • Marricarr Powers
  • Ruth Kyle
  • Belinda Rich

East Middle School 972.223.0690

  • Chevonda Davis
  • Jacqueline Rasheed

McCowan Middle School 972.274.8090

  • Shannon Howell
  • Nina Hagler

West Middle School 972.230.1820

  • Jordia Moorman
  • Leetonia Foster

Elementary Schools

  • Amber Terrace - 972.223.8757 Tammee Sandle
  • Cockrell Hill - 972.230.1692 Genita Wrighter
  • The Meadows - 972.224.0960 Linda Marshall
  • Frank D. Moates - 972.230.2881 Cicely Ham
  • Northside - 972.224.6709 Romona Thomas
  • Woodridge - 972.223.3800 Veronica Leyva
  • Ruby Young - 972.223.6505 Janet McClung

Your temporary situation does not have to impact the quality of education for your child. We can help. Call us today.