Skip To Main Content

Information for Homeless Students

Homeless Liaison for Woods: Cotton Bryan (

State Coordinator’s name and phone number:  Lisa Phillips:  (337) 315-7491

More informatoin on the State's Homeless Education Program:


Who is considered homeless?

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, the term “homeless children and youths” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes children and youths: 

  • who are sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  • are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
  • are living in emergency or transitional shelters;
  • or are abandoned in hospitals;
  • who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
  • who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
  • and who are migratory children who live in one of the above circumstances.