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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
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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
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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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