O.P.E.N. Doors and Fort Worth ISD strive to ensure a successful educational experience for students in homeless situations in the district by collaborating with parents, school personnel, and community resources to remove barriers, provide academic oppurtunities, and promote a healthy sense of self.
ARE YOU OR DO YOU KNOW A STUDENT WHO IS.....?
- Living in a motel
- Living in an emergency or transitional shelter
- Living in substandard housing
- Living in a car, park or public place
- Living in the home of friends or family due to eviction or economic hardship
- Living at a campground or inadequate trailer housing
- Assistance with school enrollment
- School supplies and clothing
- Transportation (to school of origin if desired)
- Family counseling and parenting help
- Referrals to community agencies
- Free school meal program
All youth in Texas must attend school until they complete the academic year in which they turn 17; therefore, if you know a student who may qualify for services, please contact the student's school counselor for O.P.E.N. Doors.
A. No. According to federal law, homeless students must be enrolled immediately, whether or not they present any of the ususal documents necessary for enrollment (example: proof of residency, proof of guardianship, school records, birth certificate).