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  1. Title X, Education for Homeless Children and Youth Florida Department of Education Database Webinar May 29, 2009 Lorraine Husum Allen Director, Homeless Education Program

  2. Agenda • Reporting Requirements • Data Collection • Changes to Database • Bureau of Student Assistance’s Data Quality Process

  3. Educational Data on Homeless Students • Homeless data are used for: • Determining program needs • Measuring program progress • Reporting required homeless data in USDE Reports • Providing internal and external data for homeless data as requested • USDE requires homeless data from ALL districts that enroll homeless students in Florida’s public schools, not just districts with homeless subgrants

  4. 2007-2008 Florida DOE Data During 2007-2008, 34,376 Florida students were identified as homeless in Florida schools.

  5. 2007-2008 Florida DOE Data 34,376 homeless students identified in Florida public schools (11% increase from 2006-2007) 4,691 (14%)of those were identified as “Unaccompanied Youth” 20,799 (61%) were reported as sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason; doubled-up (25% increase from 2006-2007) Of the 67 school districts all (99%) but 1 reported homeless students in their schools

  6. Who is homeless? The Federal McKinney-Vento Act Definition Homeless children and youth are individuals who lack: a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Source: National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth/National Center for Homeless Education

  7. Eligibility—Who is Covered? Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations Living in emergency or transitional shelters Abandoned in hospitals Awaiting foster care placement Source: National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth/National Center for Homeless Education

  8. Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc. Migratory children living in above circumstances Eligibility—Who is Covered? (cont.) Source: National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth/National Center for Homeless Education

  9. Homeless Unaccompanied Youth Definition: Youth who meets the definition of homeless and is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian Source: National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth/National Center for Homeless Education

  10. 2009-2010 Automated Student Info System Element Name: Homeless Unaccompanied Youth Definition/Domain A code indicating whether or not a homeless student (or student eligible for homeless services) is also an unaccompanied youth. Section 725 of the 2001 McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Improvement Act defines unaccompanied youth as a youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.

  11. 2009-2010 Automated Student Info System Element Name: Homeless Unaccompanied YouthCode Definition - No Changes Y Yes, this student is a homeless youth (or student eligible for homeless services) who is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian. N No. This student is homeless (or student eligible for homeless services), but does not meet the definition of an unaccompanied youth. Z Not applicable. This student does not meet the definition of a homeless youth (or student eligible for homeless services).

  12. Changes to the Homeless Education Data Elements for 2009-2010

  13. 2009-2010 Automated Student Info System Changes from 2008-2009 to 2009-2010 Element Name: Homeless Student, PK-12 Pertaining to Nighttime Residence Codes • Code “A” - Separated “Awaiting Foster Care” from “A” Code • Code “D” – Reworded definition to match McKinney-Vento Act Definition • Code “F” – Created separate code for “Awaiting Foster Care” Placement

  14. 2009-2010 Automated Student Info System • Element Name: Homeless Student, PK-12 • Definition/Domain • Code students who are/were homeless or eligible to continue to receive homeless services using the following primary nighttime residence codes (based on the student’s residence at the time of the student’s initial identification by the district as homeless this school year).

  15. 2009-2010 Automated Student Info System Code Definition A Living in emergency or transitional shelters, FEMA Trailers, abandoned in hospitals. B Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason; doubled-up. D Living in cars, parks, temporary trailer parks or campgrounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings or similar settings. E Living in hotels or motels. F Awaiting foster care. (Prior to 09-10 this category was included in code A.)

  16. 2009-2010 Automated Student Info System • Element Name: Homeless Student, PK-12 • Definition/Domain • Code students who are not or have not been homeless this school year using the following code. • Code Definition • N No, student is not homeless or has not been homeless this school year

  17. 2009-2010 Automated Student Info System Changes from 2008-2009 to 2009-2010 Element Name: Hurricane Affected Student • Code “W” - Created “W” Code to indicate that student changed schools within this district this school year due to a hurricane.” • Previously, data element only reflected whether student moved to district due to hurricane.

  18. **NEW ELMENT** Element Name: Homelessness Cause Code students who are or were homeless using the following causes of homelessness codes for the student and/or the student’s family or guardian. 2009-2010 Automated Student Info System

  19. CODE DEFINITION M Mortgage Foreclosure F Natural Disaster- Flooding H Natural Disaster- Hurricane S Natural Disaster- Tropical Storm T Natural Disaster- Tornado W Natural Disaster- Wildfire or Fire Element Name: Homelessness Cause **New Element** CODE DEFINITION D Man-made Disaster (Major) O Other – i.e., lack of affordable housing, long-term poverty, unemployment or underemployment, lack of affordable health care, mental illness, domestic violence, forced eviction, etc. U Unknown

  20. Element Name: Homelessness Causes **New Element** Code students who are not and have not been homeless this school year using the following code. Code Definition Z No, student is not homeless and has not been homeless this school year. 2009-2010 Automated Student Info System

  21. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BUREAU OF STUDENT ASSISTANCE SURVEYS 2, 3, and 5 DATA QUALITY CONTROL

  22. 2008-2009SURVEY 2 Survey Week: October 13-17, 2008 Due Date: October 31, 2008 State Processing: October 20-November 14, 2008 Final Update/Amendment Date: March 31, 2009

  23. 2008-2009 SURVEY 3 Survey Week: February 9-13, 2009 Due Date: February 27, 2009 State Processing: February 16-March 13, 2009 Final Update/Amendment Date: July 31, 2009

  24. SURVEY 5 Due Date: August 7, 2009 State Processing: August 3 – September 4, 2009 Final Update/Amendment Date: February 28, 2010

  25. 2007-2008 Homeless Education Data Quality Assurance Process Bureau of Student Assistance Survey 5 Data Quality Control Procedures Resulted in Improved Data Collection (August 2008 – September 2008) First to Last Data Run 59% increase in the number of homeless students reported to the FDOE 40% percent increase in the number of school districts reporting their number of homeless students

  26. on Homeless Education Data Questions: Deepak Gajre Bureau of Student Assistance (850) 245-0680 or Deepak.Gajre@fldoe.org For more information...

  27. Contact Information Lorraine Husum Allen, DirectorHomeless Education Program Florida Department of Education 325 West Gaines Street, #352Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 Phone: (850) 245-0668 SUNCOM: 205-0668Fax: (850) 2245-0697 Lorraine.Allen@fldoe.org