1,493 new students entered Waukee Schools for the 2015-16 school year. 624 are grade 1 and above.


The Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, most recently re-authorized December 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Definition of a Homeless Child/Youth

A homeless child or youth ages 3-21;

A child who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and includes the following:

A child who is sharing the housing of others (includes doubled-up families) due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; is living in a motel, hotel, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; is living in an emergency or transitional shelter; is abandoned in a hospital

A child who has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for humans beings

A child who is living in a car, park, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station, or similar setting; or

A migratory child/youth who qualifies as homeless because of the living circumstances described above

Includes youth who have runaway or youth being forced to leave home.

Following is a link to information on “Homeless Children and Youth” from the Iowa Department of Education Website.


Homelessness for Parents (PDF)
Homelessness Poster (PDF)

560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701