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McKinney-Vento Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.

Thames Elementary Contacts:

Kenya Jefferson PREK-2nd/Community Based Counselor

Cecelia Simon 3rd-6th Grade Counselor

(601) 582-6655

Local Area Contact:

Alan Oubre

Hattiesburg Public Schools

(601) 582-5078

State Coordinator

Barbara Green

MS State Department of Education


If you need further assistance, call the National Center for Homeless Education at the 

Toll-free Helpline number:   1-800-308-2145