The purpose of the Tennessee Homeless Education Program is to develop educational programs that meet the unique needs students experiencing of homelessness. Because students experiencing homelessness face many obstacles to an appropriate education, such as lack of transportation and resources, frequent school changes, loss of school records, and emotional stress, special programs are necessary. The Homeless Education Program is designed to facilitate the enrollment, attendance and success of students experiencing homelessness in Tennessee schools. All school districts in Tennessee are required to provide needed services to homeless children.
If you would like further information regarding the supports and services for students experiencing homelessness, please contact Ashley Carroll, District Homeless Liaison, at 931-589-2102 ext. 2007 or at firstname.lastname@example.org