Homeless Education

Sallie Sutherland, Director, x5206

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education for Children and Youth Act defines homelessness as children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, or adequate night-time residence, including:

  • In a shelter
  • Doubled up with relatives or friends
  • Unsheltered (i.e. sleeping in cars, parks, campground without running water/electricity, abandoned building, substandard housing, FEMA trailers, FEMA rental assistance on the street , etc.),
  • Hotel/motel

Note: All the above described circumstances apply to unaccompanied youth.


Homeless children may attend:

  • the school in which the child or youth was last enrolled (school of origin);
  • the school in the attendance area where the child or youth is temporarily living.

For more information, contact, Sallie Sutherland at the address below or access a copy of the Monroe City Schools Educational Plan for Transitional Students.

Instructional Support Services
2009 Auburn Avenue
Monroe, Louisiana 71201
Phone: 387-6511  Ext. 5206 
E-mail: sallie.sutherland@mcschools.net