Title IX – McKinney Vento Program

The primary goal of The MAX Charter School’s McKinney-Vento Program is to ensure homeless/transitional students stay in school by removing barriers to attendance.

This is done by the following:

  • Providing school supplies/backpacks
  • Providing school uniforms
  • Providing after school tutoring
  • Payment of school fees
  • Documentation (birth certificates, immunization records, etc.)
  • Case management
  • Referral to community resources for student and their families

Who is considered homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act?

A student without a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence is homeless. The definition does not change whether the student is living with a parent or is separated from parents. Under the McKinney-Vento Act, a student is homeless if he/she has a primary residence that is any of the following:

  • Families doubled-up with friends or family, this includes families in which children and parents are in separate places
  • Hotels or motels
  • Families/individuals living in parks or camping areas
  • Shelter/transitional living (i.e. disaster, domestic violence, homeless)
  • Displaced due to natural disaster, lack of financial resources, etc.
  • Vehicles or on the street
  • Runaway or throwaway teens; abandoned children
  • Families residing in sub-standard housing in need of great repair or with no utilities (i.e. running water, electricity)

Community Resources

  • Lafourche Parish Office of Community Action (985) 537-7603 or 1-800-794-3160
  • Thibodaux Office of Housing and Community Development (985) 446-7217
  • Good Samaritan Thrift Store/Food Bank (985) 537-7706
  • St. Genevieve Helping Hands (985) 446-5571
  • Salvation Army (985) 447-2520
  • The Work Connection (985) 446-3016
  • Lafourche Parish Medicaid Office (985) 449-5021 or 1-800-401-0132
  • Lafourche Parish Mental Health (985) 537-2638
  • Catholic Social Services (985) 876-0490
  • LA Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
  • Section 8 Vouchers 1-800-955-2232
  • Foreclosure Relief Center 1-888-297-8685

Louisiana Student Residency Questionnaire–English

Louisiana Student Residency Questionnaire–Spanish


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