Homeless Education
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act requires that all schools provide homeless students with immediate access to education, even if the child lacks school records, a birth certificate, medical/immunizations documents, or proof of residency. The Wichita Public Schools has a strong commitment to ensure that all homeless children and youth receive a meaningful opportunity to enroll and attend all public schools in the district. The Wichita Public Schools McKinney-Vento Office acts as a resource for homeless families and school personnel facing questions or assistance related to homeless children and youth. The program provided services to over 1700 students in 2011-2012 school.  If you would like more information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless program contact the McKinney-Vento Liaison, Cynthia Martinez.
Donations Needed for Homeless Children and Youth
 The Wichita Public Schools McKinney-Vento Homeless program is currently serving over 1,600 homeless children and youth in Wichita. The program is currently looking for donations to assist the families.  Hygiene products, hats, mittens, blankets, toys,  canned good items and monetary donations are needed.  The program will be collecting the items until December 15th and will  begin distributing them to the families the week of December 17th.  If you would like to donate you may bring your items to the McKinney-Vento office at 201 N. Water, RM 530. If you would like your donation to be picked up, please call the office.   For more information contact: Cynthia Martinez at 973-4670 or Cecilia Carrillo at 973-4748.  If you would llike a presentation for your organziation or agency please call to set-up an appointment. 

Volunteers Help McKinney-Vento Program

Daisy Rojas, Eva Delgado, Bobbie Levindofske
Edel Marquez and Megan Word

Student volunteers from the WSU School of Social Work, West, South and East High School volunteered to assist the McKinney-Vento program prepare for the 2012-2013 school year. The student volunteers assisted with putting together parent packets, back packs with school supplies and sorting uniforms. We appreciated their help and time.  If you are interested in volunteering to assist the program call 973-4670.   
McKinney-Vento Homeless Program
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Program office is located in the Alvin Morris Administration Building at 201 N. Water, Room 520,  Parents, staff and the community may contact the office for assistance and resources for homeless children and youth.  The office number is 316.973.4670.
  
Office Staff
Homeless Education Liaison-Cynthia Martinez.
Social Worker-Sala Aistrup
Social Worker-Jessica Lea
Family Facilitator-Barbara Peterson
Web Pages
Contacts
+ Martinez, Cynthia
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Files
 Forms
Forms related to the McKinney-Vento Program
 Posters/Flyers
Posters and flyers may be posted at schools or in the Wichita Community serving students in USD 259.
 Resources
Publications, flyers and resources for the homeless education program

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