McKinney-Vento/TEHCY Resources

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2020-2021 Engaging Highly Mobile and At-Risk Guide

  • TEA has released guidance on Engaging Highly Mobile and At-Risk Student for the 2020-2021 school year. The guide includes information regarding:

    • Utilizing District Reporting and Data for Strategic Planning
    • Mitigating Transitional Barriers to Support Academic Achievement
    • Uncontactable Students | Drop-Out Prevention and Invention
    • Student Support Teams
    • Home Visit Safety Procedures and Protocols
    • Innovative Outreach Efforts
    • Establishing Protocols for Concerns
    • Effective Practices to Support Student Basic Needs

    Click here to download the SY 2020-2021 Engaging Highly Mobile and At-Risk Guide.

McKinney-Vento Posters

  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released new McKinney-Vento posters. There are two versions of the poster, one to assist parents of school-age youth and a second to assist unaccompanied youth. The posters are available in both English and Spanish.

    Local Education Agencies (LEAs) can download the digital files below and post this information on their LEA homeless education program webpage.

    LEAs should collaborate with their school staff and community partners (e.g. food pantries, faith-based organizations, local housing authorities, shelters, etc.) to share printed copies of this poster.

Crisis Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

    1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat

    If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

  • SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline:



    Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.