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McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Program

The McKinney-Vento program addresses the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, Poteet ISD 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. Poteet ISD must ensure homeless students have access to the services they are entitled to so they are empowered to achieve the same state academic standards required of all students. Homeless children and youth should be integrated into the student body at large and may not be separated from the mainstream school environment. States and districts are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youth. 

Students who lack a fixed, regular or adequate nighttime shelter or live in any of the conditions below may qualify for support services as a displaced student: 

  • In a shelter (family shelter, domestic violence shelter, youth shelter, or transitional living program); 
  • In a motel, hotel, or in weekly-rate housing;
  • In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss;
  • In temporary foster care or with an adult who is not the student’s parent or legal guardian;
  • In substandard housing (no electricity, no water, and/or no heat); or
  • With friends or family because the student is a runaway or an unaccompanied youth.

If your school age children are experiencing any of these difficulties, please contact the District/Campus’s Homeless Liaison to discuss how Potete ISD can help support students.

Contact Information

District Liaison
Julie Poth 
Ex: 1718

Parent Liaison
Josie Ponce

Laura Oliva
Ex: 1370

Jozelle Guerra

Junior High:
Kristen Henson
Ex: 1865

High School: 
Terrel Harris
Ex: 1121