McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act

The McKinney-Vento Children and Youth Homeless Education Program implemented in Etowah County Schools is designed to provide services to homeless children and youth ensuring that they have the same opportunity as non-homeless children to meet with school success. The program addresses concerns that homeless students may face in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Etowah County Schools strives to make a positive difference in the lives of homeless students.

Purposes of the Program

To provide free and appropriate education for homeless students.

To provide the tools, services, and support to enable homeless students to meet challenging academic standards.

To increase the identification of homeless children in Etowah County Schools

To increase the awareness among community agencies, parents and school personnel of the services available to these students.

Please see Student Support Services for additional information. If assistance is needed, contact Social Workers.

Social Workers' Contact Information and School Assignments

Cindy Kirkland – 256-458-3797 - Hope Whitaker – 256-438-3786 - Lottie Hawkins – 256-490-0321 -

Cindy Kirkland: Southside Elem., Southside High, Rainbow Middle, John Jones Elem., West End Elem., West End High, Ivalee Elm.

Hope Whitaker: Gaston Elem., Gaston High, Carlisle Elem., Whitesboro Elem., Sardis Middle, Sardis High, Duck Springs Elem.

Lottie Hawkins: Glencoe Elem., Glencoe Middle, Glencoe High, Hokes Bluff Elem., Hokes Bluff Middle, Hokes Bluff High, Highland Elem.