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Dr. Valerie Baxter
Assistant Superintendent for Innovation and Academies
903-295-5000, Ext 1709
The faculty and staff at Pine Tree ISD want all children enrolled and attending school! Yes, it's the law, but more importantly we care about your child's education and want to help them succeed. We understand children need support from home as well as school. PTISD wants to ensure that no child is excluded from public education because if their living situation and experiencing homelessness or poverty.
The McKinney-Vento Act (Section 725) specifies and protects the rights of children and youth in homeless situations. The program assists families and unaccompanied youth that are currently living in a temporary situation due to loss of housing. The McKinney-Vento Education Assistance Act is a federal law that helps children immediately enroll in school, provides assistance for school supplies and obtaining bus transportation and referrals to the community to optimize their education opportunities.
Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act defines homeless children and youth as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence which includes:
The McKinney-Vento Act provides your child with basic education rights such as:
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
Title IX states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
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1701 Pine Tree Road | PO Box 5878 | Longview, Texas 75608
Phone: 903-295-5000 | Fax: 903-295-5004
Business Hours: Monday - Friday | 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
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