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Homeless Education

The enrollment process at Gordon ISD includes a Student Residency Questionnaire (SRQ) as part of our comprehensive efforts to identify students and families currently experiencing homelessness. If your current address is a temporary living arrangement and it is due to loss of housing or economic hardship, you may meet the definition of experiencing homelessness. If, due to a lack of housing, you must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings or trailers, or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then according to the McKinney-Vento Act, you are considered homeless. The educational rights homeless students have under the McKinney-Vento Act include the right to go to school, enroll in school without giving a permanent address,continue attending the school they were enrolled in before the homelessness occurred when feasible; and enroll in the Texas public school district of their choice with the campus designation being determined by the school district.  Gordon ISD may be able to offer additional assistance to students and families who are experiencing homelessness. If you are in need of assistance please contact Katie Elrod at 254-693-5342. 

Homeless Education Resources

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