Homeless Education for Children and Unaccompanied Youth
McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison - Amanda Robinson
Moore Public Schools ensures that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youths. Any family identified as homeless should contact the district liaison listed above for additional information regarding eligibility, enrollment, and services.
Additionally, unaccompanied youth are informed of their status as independent students under section 480 of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1087vv). (Section 722(g)(6)(A)(x)(III)). The local liaison will assist youths with receiving verification of such status for federal student aid purposes. (Section 722(g)(6)(A)(x)(III)). This status is important because independent students do not need to provide parent information on the FAFSA, and an independent student’s Federal financial aid package is calculated without the expectation of parental financial support.
Making a Referral:
To make a referral of a homeless child, please contact Amanda Robinson (405)-735-4236.