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Kids Without Homes: A School District Responds

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  1. Kids Without Homes:A School District Responds Compliance Training for Registrars and Others WhoEnroll Students

  2. 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

  3. The McKinney-Vento Act What you need to know about the law: The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act says that children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are homeless

  4. 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”

  5. The McKinney-Vento Act Special Considerations • Children in migratory families • Children with parent(s) serving abroad in the military • Unaccompanied youth not living with a parent or legal guardian • Runaways

  6. 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

  7. The McKinney-Vento Act Immediate Access • No documents required • Assistance of homeless liaison in obtaining immunizations and/or medical records • Written explanation of decision in dispute resolutions

  8. The McKinney-Vento Act Educational Stability • School of Origin • Transportation • Cooperation and collaboration • Removal of any barrier to immediate enrollment

  9. Increasing Awareness • at the time of enrollment • after a student is enrolled & attending classes • at the time of student withdrawal Know the possible signs of homelessness . . .

  10. Increasing Awareness Life is difficult for our homeless students • Common problems • Effects of poverty and homelessness • Educational needs • Emotional and social difficulties

  11. Making a Difference Ways You Can Assist Our Students in Homeless Situations • at the time of enrollment • when a student is leaving your school • when communicating with homeless students and their families

  12. Homeless Education Liaison Contact your Family Liaison when . . . • you identify a student who needs homeless services • assistance is needed with • immunizations and/or medical records • choice of schools requires dispute resolution

  13. 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