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McKinney-Vento Act / Foster Care Information

The federal McKinney-Vento Act and Texas state law guarantee that you can enroll in school if you live
  • in a shelter (family shelter,domestic violence shelter,youth shelter or transitional living program);
  • in a motel, hotel,or weekly-rate housing;
  • in a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss;
  • in an abandoned building, a car, at a campground, or on the street;
  • in temporary foster care or with an adult who is not your parent or legal guardian;
  • in substandard housing (no electricity, no water, and/or no heat); or
  • with friends or family because you are a runaway or unaccompanied youth.

If you live in one of these situations, you do NOT need to provide
  • proof of residency,
  • immunization record or a TB skin test result,
  • school records, or
  • legal guardianship papers to enroll in or attend school.
You may also:
  • Continue to attend the school in which you were last enrolled, even if you have moved away from that school's attendance zone or district;
  • Receive transportation from your current residence back to your school of origin;
  • Qualify automatically for Child Nutrition Programs (Free and Reduced-Price Lunch and other district food programs);
  • Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which you are eligible; and
  • Contact the district liaison to resolve any disputes that arise during the enrollment process.

If you have questions about enrolling in school or need assistance with enrolling in school, contact:

Click Link for Foster Care Information

Your local liaison for the Crystal City Independent School District:

Anita M. Balderas
Phone #: 830-374-8108 or 830-374-8109
Fax # 830-374-8110

Superintendent:  Imelda Allen
Title I Director:   Adelicia Leeper
Contact Anita Balderas 830.374.8109