Special Programs


Below you will find information on other special federal and state programs such as the McKinney-Vento Program, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Career & Technical Education (CTE). 


Please contact your campus or our Coordinator,

Amanda Duncan at (325) 653-3200 x7620 (McKinney-Vento and ESL)


Please contact your campus or our Coordinator,

Maggie Speed at (325) 653-3200 x6028 (Career & Technical Education-CTE)




The education provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act were designed to protect the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness.  If your family is currently residing at a temporary address due to loss of housing you may meet the requirements that will qualify your child for services available through the McKinney-Vento Program.  We are also able to help families with finding community resources that offer referrals to cover basic needs such as medical care, counseling, temporary housing, food, or personal hygiene.  
  • If you are in need of support and assistance, please reach out to your campus counselor to begin the program qualification process. Once this information is received and evaluated, the District McKinney-Vento Liaison will provide documentation to confirm the qualification or non-qualification within one to two business days of receipt.  
Important Provisions of the Act:
  • Immediate Enrollment - The right to be enrolled immediately in school without immunization or academic records and a birth certificate.  
  • Choice of Schools - A student who is displaced or experiencing homelessness has two choices when deciding which school to attend:  (1)  The school of origin, which is the school the student attended when he or she became homeless (2)  The school zone in which the student is currently residing. 
  • Transportation - Students who are displaced or in homeless situations are entitled to transportation to and from the school of origin if feasible and it is (1) in the best interest of the student (2) requested by the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth.
  • Services - Students experiencing homelessness are entitled to the same programs and services available to other students in the district such as tutorials and interventions, career and technology courses, services for students that are English language learners, and special education services. 
  • Dispute Resolution - If problems arise between the school and parents or between districts, the parent shall be referred to the school's homeless liaison.  In the meantime, the student must be immediately enrolled, or if enrolled, remain in school and receive transportation pending the outcome of the of the dispute resolution process.  
We are committed to serving our students and families experiencing displacement and difficult transitions. Should you need additional assistance or information, please contact the school district's McKinney-Vento Liaison at 325-653-3200 x7620 or email [email protected]
Resolution Procedures for Students & Families in Transition
Subtitle VII-B, Section 722(g)(3)  of the McKinney-Vento Act provides the following guidance regarding enrollment disputes:  (1) Should a dispute arise over school selection or enrollment the student must be immediately admitted to the school which they are seeking enrollment [Sec. 722(g)(3)(E)(i)],(2) The parent or guardian must be provided with a written explanation of the school's decision on the dispute including the right to appeal [Sec. 722(g)(3)(E)(ii)], (3) The parent/guardian/student should be referred to the school district's liaison who will carry out the state's grievance procedure as expeditiously as possible after receiving notice of the dispute [Sec. 722(g)(3)(E)(iii)], (4)  in the case of an unaccompanied youth, the homeless liaison shall ensure that the youth is immediately enrolled in school pending resolution of the dispute [Sec. 722(g)(3)(E)(iv)].  
If eligibility, enrollment or placement disputes or complaints arise regarding the education of homeless children and youth the district recommends that: the person having the complaint first contact the school or district to present concerns to the school representatives closest to the situation that will most likely be able to resolve the concern quickly and effectively.
Upon determination of eligibility, enrollment or school placement for homeless students that conflict with the wishes of the parent/guardian or student involved are required to provide notice of the determination in writing to all parties, along with instructions on how to appeal the decision. Students are entitled to remain in their school of choice until the appeal process has reached completion.


FAQ and Guidance

English Learner Guidance (TELPAS and LPAC) (PDF)


Resources to Student's Families

TEA COVID-19 Tips for Families of English Learners  - English (PDF), Spanish (PDF), Vietnamese (PDF)


Tips for Families – Facebook:

English (JPG), English (PNG)

Spanish (JPG), Spanish (PNG)

Vietnamese (JPG), Vietnamese (PNG)


Tips for Families – Twitter:

English (JPG), English (PNG)

Spanish (JPG), Spanish (PNG)

Vietnamese (JPG), Vietnamese (PNG)


Texas Leadership Public Schools provide Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with the objective of preparing students for a rigorous and exciting career world.  These programs are designed for secondary students to develop connections with post-secondary education institutions, build industry partnerships, and build business connections.



Career and Technical Education Annual Public Notification of Nondiscrimination


Texas Leadership Public Schools offers career and technical education programs in Transportation, Health Science, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Education and Training, Human Services, Information Technology, Business Marketing, and Arts and AV Communications. Admission to these programs is based on student interest and parental consent. It is the policy of TLPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. It is the policy of TLPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. TLPS will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator at [email protected] Daniel Calhoun, 325-653-3200 Ext. 7174, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator at [email protected] Andrew Lively (Abilene, Midland, San Angelo) 325-653-3200 [email protected]  Ted Skinner(Arlington, Cedar Hill)  (817) 385-9338


Texas Leadership Public Schools

P.O. Box 61726

San Angelo, TX 76906

Phone: (325) 653-3200