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Kids Without Homes: A School District Responds. Compliance Training for Registrars and Others Who Enroll Students. Contact Information. Name: Office Phone: Other Phone: Email:. Homeless Education Liaison. Federal Law. The McKinney-Vento

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kids without homes a school district responds

Kids Without Homes:A School District Responds

Compliance Training

for

Registrars and Others Who Enroll Students

contact information
Contact Information
  • Name:
  • Office Phone:
  • Other Phone:
  • Email:

Homeless Education Liaison

federal law
Federal Law

The McKinney-Vento

Homeless Assistance Act

defines and protects the rights of homeless students to enroll in, attend, and succeed in our public schools

overview
Overview

Major Topics

  • Effects of poverty and homelessness
  • Compliance with federal and state

enrollment provisions

  • Importance of educational stability

for homeless students

  • Title I and free school meals
  • Ways to assist homeless students
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The McKinney-Vento Act

Children and youth wholack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residenceare homeless

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The McKinney-Vento Act

When families “double up” because one family is experiencing loss of housing or economic hardship, the family is considered homeless

Families living “doubled up”

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The McKinney-Vento Act
  • Children in migratory families
  • Children with parent(s) serving

abroad in the military

  • Unaccompanied youth not living

with a parent or legal guardian

Special Considerations

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but none of those places qualifies

as a “fixed, regular, and adequate”

nighttime residence

The McKinney-Vento Act

Students without homes . . .

live in all kinds of places . . .

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Increasing Awareness

  • Common problems

Life is difficult for our homeless students

  • Effects of poverty and homelessness
  • Educational needs
  • Emotional and social difficulties
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The McKinney-Vento Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act says that children and youth wholack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residenceare homeless

What you must know about the law:

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The McKinney-Vento Act
  • School of Origin

Educational Stability

  • Transportation
  • Cooperation and collaboration
  • Removal of any barrier to
  • immediate enrollment
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The McKinney-Vento Act
  • No documents required

Immediate Access

  • Assistance of homeless liaison
  • in obtaining immunizations
  • and/or medical records
  • Written explanation of decision
  • in dispute resolutions
texas education code
Texas Education Code

Chapter 25 of the Texas Education Code

specifies that a student who is homeless is entitled to admission in any Texas school district

federal law1
Federal Law

The McKinney-Vento

Homeless Assistance Act

defines and protects the rights of homeless students to enroll in, attend, and succeed in our public schools

managing attendance records
Managing Attendance Records

Student Attendance

Accounting Handbook

  • Bona-fide effort
  • Timely records
  • Withdrawals from district
increasing awareness
Increasing Awareness
  • at the time of enrollment
  • after a student is enrolled

and attending classes

Know the possible signs

of homelessness . . .

obtaining student data
Obtaining Student Data

Student Residency Questionnaire

Routine inquiries about residency help determine which students might be eligible for assistance because they meet the legal definition of homelessness

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Obtaining Student Data

Acceptable Documents

after Enrollment

  • Proof of residency
  • Birth data
  • School records
  • Health records and immunizations
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Obtaining Student Data

Application for BVS Certificate for School Admission

  • Application can be used only
  • in certain circumstances for
  • students born in Texas
  • Send application to the Bureau
  • of Vital Statistics at the Texas
  • Department of Health
choice of schools
Choice of Schools
  • School of origin . . .

if it is requested and

feasible

-- or --

  • School of residency

Which school is in a student’s best interest?

homeless education liaison
Homeless Education Liaison
  • you identify a student who

needs homeless services

Contact me when . . .

  • assistance is needed with
  • immunizations and/or medical
  • records
  • choice of schools requires
  • dispute resolution
making a difference
Making a Difference
  • at the time ofenrollment
  • when a student isleaving

your school

  • whencommunicatingwith

homeless students and their

families

Ways Can Assist Our Students in Homeless Situations

You

contact information1
Contact Information
  • Name:
  • Office Phone:
  • Other Phone:
  • Email:

Homeless Education Liaison

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