Waco ISD’s history of serving students in transition was recently recognized by the Federal Government as we proudly accepted the TEXSHEP grant. This grant allows local educational agencies to implement educational and support services for children and youth in homeless situations. We are entrusted with the task of helping our students who are experiencing homelessness. This help is offered in a variety of ways.
The district was awarded $75,667 from Education Service Center Region 10 and Texas Support for Homeless Education Program for a new three year cycle of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education project. The funding serves over 1,000 homeless students district wide, works to keep those students in school and increases the likelihood of those students graduating from high school.