Families In Transition

Cannon County serves at least two types of families categorized as being in transition, Homeless and Migrant Students. In addition, families in which English is not the primary language fit into this category, and students from these families participate in our ELL Program.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the primary federal (U.S) law dealing with the education of children and youth in homeless situations.  The McKinney-Vento Act protects the right of homeless children and youth and provides assistance so these students can be successful in school while they or their families are homeless. 

The federally funded Migrant Education Program (MEP) provides supplemental education and supportive services to migrant children. The goal of this program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standard and graduate with a high school diploma that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.
Please follow the link below to connect to Tennessee Department of Education webpage which discusses services provided to families that are in transition:
Please view the attached video clip reviewing Cannon County's service to our homeless, migrant, and ELL student populations. https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ghk74mr7wv6mwq/2015-09-03%2010.43.12.mov?dl=0
Use the links and files found below to explores our homeless and migrant student programs. 
Click to read NCHE Issue Briefs which provide a comprehensive discussion of issues related to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistant Act and its implementation.
Download "Cannon County School System's Families in Transition Assistance Plan to review the district's procedures for addressing the needs of these students.
Download "Homeless & Migrant Education" to review  Staff Training Update
Download "The McKinney-Vento Act At a Glance" to grain information about applying this law in our school system.
Download and View 2017-2018 Compliance Video for Staff-Homeless Awareness

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