McKinney-Vento/Homeless Information

If your family is in a temporary or inadequate living situation due to a loss of housing, your child might be eligible for certain educational rights and services.

A student is considered “homeless” if he or she is presently:

  • Living in a shelter
  • Living in a motel, hotel, or campground due to a lack of adequate housing
  • Sharing housing with relatives or others due to a lack of housing
  • Living at a train or bus station, a park, or in a car
  • Living in an abandoned building
  • A youth not living with a parent or guardian
  • A child of a migrant worker
  • In other situations that are not fixed, regular, or adequate for nighttime residence


The Harrisburg School District also recognizes Unaccompanied Homeless Youth — students not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian and also meeting a homeless criteria.

If you think your family qualifies as homeless or you are a youth who may qualify as an unaccompanied youth, please contact the homeless liaison, Julie Price, or your school counselor.

Additional Resources

The National Center for Homeless Education website has a lot of good information, including a website for parents who want to help their child in school.

Click here to visit the NCHE website

Homeless Liaison (McKinney Vento) - Julie Price

Phone: 870-578-2416

Fax: 870-578-9366

207 West Estes, Harrisburg, AR 72432