McKinney-Vento Educational Enhancement Site



The McKinney-Vento Educational Program identifies children and youth and removes any barriers preventing them from attending school.  Social Service agencies collaborate with the Rapides Parish School Board to develop and implement programs that will enhance the education of McKinney-Vento families.

Who is McKinney-Vento?

The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes those:

  • Living in an emergency shelter or transitional housing

  • Abandoned in hospitals

  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations

  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings

  • "Doubled up" living with friends or family due to the loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason

  • An "unaccompanied youth", not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian

  • Migrant children living in these conditions


  • Academic remediation activities at the schools with the highest concentration of homeless children

  • Individual and group counseling

  • School Supplies

  • Parental involvement through parenting training and educational activities provided at the shelters, and the CPSB Parent Center

  • Educational and Recreational Enrichment Programs

  • After-School Tutorial Program for sheltered,  scattered-site students, and schools​​

  • Summer Enrichment Program

Children & Youth in McKinney-Vento situations have the right to...

  • go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there​

  • stay at their school of origin​

  • go to the public school where they live now​

  • enroll in school immediately, even without the normal paperwork​

  • transportation to and from school is provided by the school district

  • free school meals, before and after-school care, special education, and ESL services

Be a part of the McKinney-Vento Educational Enhancement Program!

If you are in transition, please click on the link below, complete the forms, and return them to the following email address, mail them to P.O. Box 7117 - Alexandria, LA 71306-7117, or deliver them to the Rapides Parish School Board Office at 619 6th St, Alexandria, LA 71301.

Click here to enroll your child into the McKinney-Vento Educational Enhancement Program.

Contact Us

Call Us:  318-442-8891 Ext. 3328

Email Us:

Address: 619 6th St, Alexandria, LA 71301

Louisiana Department of Education Hotline: 1-877-453-2721

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty: 1-800-308-2145


Renisha Sampract-Beaudion

Homeless Liaison

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