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McKinney-Vento Educational Enhancement Site

About

The McKinney-Vento Educational Program identifies children and youth and removes any barriers that would prevent them from attending school.  Social Service agencies collaborate  with the Caddo 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 camp grounds 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

Services

  • 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 provided by the school district

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

Be a part of McKinney-Vento Educational Enhancement Program!

If you are in transition, please click on the link below, complete the forms and return to the following email address

McKinney-Vento@caddoschools.org, or fax to 318-603-6622.

Click here for McKinney-Vento Educational Enhancement Program documents.


Beyond Summer Camp Flyer 2022

Daily After-School Tutoring

McKinney-Vento Law  means more than what you think...

Children without a fixed, regular, and adequate residence, families living in temporary situation falls under the McKinney-Vento Act.

Contact Us

Call Us:  318-603-6518   /

Email Us: www.caddoschools.org   /  

Address: 1638 Murphy Street, Shreveport, LA 71103 

Louisiana Department of Education Hotline: 1-844-533-4187 or 1-225-219-2949

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty: 1-202-638-2535​

Our Team

Pittre Walker
Coordinator
Homeless /Title I 
318-603-6380

​Jeanette Davis-Carey
Secretary to:
Pittre Walker
318-603-5626​

Kimberly Capers
Homeless Liaison
318-603-5583​

Yolanda Robinson
Department Secretary
318-603-6518

​Latrice Jones
Receptionist
318-603-5615

Crystal Bryant
Transportation/Data Entry
318-603-5596

Chesteria Johnson
Data Entry Clerk
318-603-6517

Kendra Hampton
Data Entry Clerk
318-603-5617

Homeless Counselors
Carolyn Stevenson
(Worksite Keithville)
318-364-3282​

Steve Lewis - (Office)
318-364-4059​

Vacant Counselor Position
318-603-5611

Mental Health Specialist
Erin Lee - (Office)
318-603-5622

Brittany Sanders
(Worksite Caddo Heights)
318-603-5623​

HOMELESS TEACHER
(Elementary)
Joy Cherry-Fuller
318-603-5652

Unaccompained Youth Worker
Darnell Linnear
318-603-5597

Parent Child Educators
Cherika Anderson
318-603-5617

Gwen McMullen
318-603-5729

​Infant and Toddler Specialist
Hetti Hobdy
318-603-5581

Case Managers
Barbara Doyle
318-603-5613​

Alex Ray
318-603-5611​

Contessa Roberson
318-603-5618

Foster Care Case Manager
Wynesha Hays
318-603-5616​

Tutors
Loleila Myers - (Foster Care)
318-603-5651

Tanisha White
(Worksite Caddo Heights)
318-603-5623

Sharlesa Robertson
318-364-5164

Davedric Below
318-603-5612

​Ayodele Anderson
(Worksite Turner)
318-364-2596