Social Workers/McKinney-Vento

School Social Workers
School Social Workers assist in making school a successful and relevant experience for ALL students. As a member of the educational team, School Social Workers work to strengthen bonds between the student, the home, the community and the school. School Social Workers work within the following three domains: the school, the home, and the community.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act of 1987 is a United States federal law that provides federal money for homeless shelter programs. Insures homeless children transportation to and from school free and allowing children to attend their school of origin (prior to homeless). Requires schools to register homeless children even if they lack normally required documents, such as immunization records or proof of residence. Each state must designate a statewide homeless coordinator.

Mobile Food Pantry
A mobile food pantry is held at the Lexington Middle School on the first Thursday of the month from 4:00 – 6:00pm  The food is available to you free of charge.  Each household will receive canned food, bread items, fresh fruits and vegetables.  It is important to bring boxes or bags to carry your food.  The food pantry will serve 300 households on a first come first serve basis. Numbers will be given to patrons starting at 2:30pm to reserve a place in line.  The food pantry is sponsored by the Food Bank for the Heartland.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Kristi O'Meara.


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