Identifying Students in Homeless Situations. McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Dr. Stephanie Wisener – Director for EL, Migrant, Homeless, & Preschool Services Information and Slides Provided by Homeless Director, Alabama State Department of Education . Key Provisions.
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Identifying Students in Homeless Situations
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education
Dr. Stephanie Wisener – Director for EL, Migrant, Homeless, & Preschool Services
Information and Slides Provided by Homeless Director, Alabama State Department of Education
Children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence –
Homeless status is decided on a CASE by CASE determination…
Definition: a youth who meets the definition of homeless and is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian
Children and youth experiencing homelessness can, according to their best interest:
School of origin – school attended when permanently housed or in which last enrolled
Best Interest – keep homeless students in their school of origin, to the extent feasible, unless this is against the parents’ or guardians’ wishes
The terms “enroll” and “enrollment” include attending classes and participating fully in school activities.
The Marshall County School District utilizes a survey upon initial enrollment to help potentially identify homeless students
Upon completion of the survey, counselors or registrars identify surveys of students who may qualify as homeless
Counselors and registrars are a wealth of information. Homeless students may be identified at initial enrollment
These surveys are then sent to Stephanie Wisener, Homeless Director
Avoid using the word “homeless” in initial contacts with school personnel, families, or youth
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