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Homeless Liaison

Lexington City Schools

Homeless Liaison, McKinney-Vento Act Overview, Service Programs


A homeless individual is someone who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.  This includes anyone who, due to a lack of housing, lives:

  • In emergency or transitional shelters
  • In motels, hotels, trailer parks, campgrounds, abandoned in hospitals,
  • Awaiting foster care
  • In cars, parks, public places, bus or train stations
  • Doubled up with relatives or friends because of economic need
  • Migratory children living in these conditions

Homeless students face multiple challenges and barriers to succeed in school.  The Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program provides resources and technical assistance to ensure homeless students are enrolled in school and have the support and resources necessary for success.  If you have questions related to the education of Homeless children and youth, or would like additional information please contact:

Lexington City Schools Homeless Liaison: 

Julie Meyer

Phone:  731-967-5591


McKinney-Vento Act Overview:


Possible Homeless Services/Programs:


  • Assistance with participation in school
  • Before/after-school, mentoring, summer programs
  • Clothing to meet a school requirement
  • Coordination between schools and agencies
  • Counseling to address needs related to domestic violence
  • Early childhood programs
  • Emergency assistance related to school
  • Expedited evaluations
  • Obtaining or transferring records necessary for enrollment
  • Parent education related to rights/resources
  • Referral to other programs and services
  • Referrals for medical, dental, and other health services
  • School supplies  
  • Staff professional development/awareness
  • Transportation to School of Origin
  • Tutoring or other instructional support