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McKinney – Vento Homeless Assistance Improvements Act Information for Family Specialists. Subtitle B of Title VII Of The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act as amended by The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002(Title X, Part C). Federal Law. The McKinney-Vento

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Mckinney vento homeless assistance improvements act information for family specialists

McKinney – Vento Homeless Assistance Improvements ActInformation for Family Specialists

Subtitle B of Title VII Of The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act as amended by The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002(Title X, Part C)


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


Homelessness defined
Homelessness Defined

Families or Unaccompanied Youth:

  • living in domestic violence shelters

  • living in emergency shelters

  • living in campsites, parks, bus or train stations

  • living in a car

  • living “doubled” up with another family

  • living in inadequate housing (lack of electricity or

    running water

  • living in Transitional Housing Programs


The mckinney vento act
The McKinney-Vento Act

Key Provisions of the Law

  • Immediate Enrollment

  • Choice of Schools

  • Transportation

  • Services

  • Dispute Resolution


Increasing Awareness

Warning Signs of Homelessness:

  • Poor health and inadequate health care

  • Low grades or behind in grade level compared to peers

  • Attendance problems

  • Lack of focus

  • Anxiety, worry or depression

  • Delayed development

  • Emotional or Social deficiencies

  • Lack of sleep, food or clothing

  • Inability to finish assignments

  • Lack of books, supplies, transportation


What does a homeless child look like in the u s
What does a Homeless Childlook like in the U.S. ?

Race

63% African American

13% Hispanic

16% Anglo

Gender

53% Male

49% Female

Median Age: 6.5 y.o.


Homeless students in school
Homeless Students in School

  • 21% Transfer twice in one year

  • 16% Transfer three or more times a year

  • Each transfer causes 3-6 months decrease in academic growth

  • Nine times more likely to repeat a grade

  • Three times as likely to be in Special Ed.

  • Incomplete testing data due to absences


Academic issues homeless students experience
Academic Issues Homeless Students Experience

Early Childhood

  • Increased chronic health problems

  • Developmental delays

  • Lower achievement progress

  • Emotional difficulties

  • Elementary

    • No sense of belonging

    • No predictable structure to rely on

    • No personal space

Middle and High School

  • Gaps in education

  • Lack of trust

  • Low scores on standardized tests

  • High absenteeism

  • Emotional/Social difficulties


Mckinney project family liaisons duties
McKinney Project Family Liaisons Duties:

  • Assist with Immediate enrollment

  • Transportation issues

  • School records, immunizations and birth certificates

  • Verify Proof of residency or guardianship

  • Assess Frequent mobility

  • Identify Attendance problems

  • Provide Access to Free Lunch

  • Ensure Equal access to programs and extra curricular activities


Contact InformationHomeless Education Liaisons▪Barbara Mainz- Director of Family Support Services▪Adriana Hernandez-Family Liaison▪Kari Phillips-Family Liaison▪Michael A Jones-Family Liaison▪Office Phone: (210)442-0642▪Fax: (210)442-0645


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