McKinney-Vento Services Children & Youth In Transition Title I & Homeless Education. May 24, 2011. Goals for this training.
May 24, 2011
State Coordinator for Homeless Education in every state
Local homeless education liaison in every school district
Title I serves at-risk students; has specific provisions for homeless students
IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) has specific provisions for homeless students with special needs
Collaboration among community agencies and resources
NCHEP Data with the Dept. of Public Instruction identified
21,300 Pre K – 12th grade homeless children and youth during the 2009-2010 school year
Compared to: 18,815 K-12 in 2008-2009
16,947 K-12 in 2007-2008
Note: The Urban Institute estimates that approximately 10% of all children experiencing poverty will experience homelessness in the course of a year.
All children and youth experiencing homelessness are eligible for Title I services in Title I schools, non-Title I schools, and in settings, such as shelters and hotels, where they may reside.
[ESEA, Section 1113(c)(3)(A)]
Title I-A is a primary resourcefor homeless students in both districts with and without McKinney-Vento subgrants
Funds set aside for homeless students can provide services as needed above and beyond those for other Title I students in Title I and non-Title I schools
In school districts with McKinney-Vento subgrants, Title I enables the homeless education program to provide a broader range of services
Title I has many academic support programs in place in which homeless students may participate
All school districts are required to set aside funds specifically to serve the needs of homeless children and youth. [Title 1-A, Section 1113(c)(3)(A)]
Title I-A programs are required to coordinate with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act at the State and local levels [ESEA, Section 1112 (a) (1)]
LEA consolidated applications must describe how services for homeless children will be coordinated and integrated with the Title I-A program “in order to increase program effectiveness, eliminate duplication, and reduce fragmentation of the instructional program” [ESEA, Section 1112(b)(E)(ii)]
SEAs must approve these applications and have them on file.
Services to be provided through the Title I-A set aside for homeless students in non-Title I schools should be described in the LEA plan [ESEA, Section 1112(b)(O)]
State Coordinators for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth coordinate with SEA offices, including Title I, to gather information on the educational needs of homeless students and monitor their academic progress [McKinney-Vento Act, Section 722 (f)(1)]
LEAs and schools must provide comparable services to homeless students [McKinney-Vento Act, Sections 722 (e) (3) (C) (iv) (II), 722 (g) (4) (B), and 723 (d) (2)].
Base amounts on an annual needs assessment for homeless students
Multiply the number of homeless students by a Title I-A per pupil allocation
For districts with McKinney-Vento subgrants, reserve an amount equal to or greater than the MV funding request
Reserve a percentage based on the district’s poverty level or Title I-A allocation
To provide comparable services to homeless students enrolled in non-Title I schools
Comparable services often entail programming and services above and beyond that of other Title I students to ensure full access and participation in educational opportunities
2. To provide educationally-related support services to children in shelters and other locations where homeless children may live [ESEA, Section 1113 (c)(3)(A)]
Title I-A funds may be used for non-educational services that may impede a student’s learning when there are no other funds available.
Services include, but are not limited to:
-purchase of eyeglasses
-health related needs
May not use funds for rent, utilities, or clothing for parents
[September 2, 2009 Guidance]
May Title I pay for the position of the local homeless education liaison?
Because the McKinney-Vento Act specifically authorizes that another Federally funded coordinator may perform the duties of the local liaison, an individual paid, in whole or in part, with Title I-A funds may also serve as a homeless liaison.
[September 2, 2009 Guidance]
May not pay for transportation to and from the school of origin for a homeless student
May use funds to transport homeless students to educationally related activities
May use funds to transport a formerly homeless child to and from the school of origin for the remainder of the school year
May use funds to transport homeless children to preschool programs
Is the expense already identified as a program component or need in the consolidated plan?
Is it an educationally-related support service?
Are there other district or community funding sources already set up to provide what is needed?
What is the cost in proportion to the overall program budget or per pupil expenditure?
Is the expense critical to maintaining the student’s enrollment, attendance, or success in school?
Cross training for Title I Directors and Homeless Liaisons.
Frequent meetings between Title I Director and Homeless Liaison to determine how Title I will serve children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Title I coordinators and local MV liaisons meet to discuss homeless data and annual needs assessment; co-develop plans for Title I funds for consolidated application, schoolwide schools, etc.
Share Title I-A, and McKinney-Vento education handbooks, when available, and other resources with program staff serving Title I and homeless students.
Link to Title 1 Consultants:
North Carolina Homeless Education Program: www.serve.org/hepnc
State Coordinator for Homeless EducationPhone: (336) 315-7491Fax: (336) 315-7457E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (336) 315-7416
E-mail: [email protected]
Assistant Program Specialist
Phone: (336) 315-7417
E-mail: [email protected]