Services for Homeless Students

Families living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, on the street, with another family or in inadequate accommodations may qualify for services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.

Students living in these homeless situations should be quickly identified, immediately enrolled into school, begin receiving transportation needs and will automatically qualify for food services. Children qualified for services through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act also have the right to continue in the school they attended before becoming homeless, in addition to receiving special services, if needed.

Homeless students are identified with the use of the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Student Enrollment Questionnaire. Other assistance with identifying homeless students is through communication with state or local agencies or from families who may inform the school or District Enrollment Office of their living conditions.

For more information or to make a referral for homeless student services, please contact Joe Ellis, Putnam City’s Homeless Liaison, at
• (405) 491-7631, ext. 1632
• (405) 819-4796
jellis@putnamcityschools.org