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1 1 Neglected and Delinquent N & D Office of Federal Programs Doris M. Hickson, Ed.D. Coordinator

2 2 Purpose To carry out quality education programs to prepare children and youth for secondary school completion, training, employment or future education. To support the operation of local educational agency programs that involve collaboration with locally operated correctional facilities.

3 3 Purpose Cont. To provide activities to facilitate the transition of such children and youth from the correctional program to further their education or employment. To operate programs in local schools and community programs which may serve at-risk children returning from correctional facilities.

4 4 Program Eligibility

5 5 Program Eligibility Cont.

6 6 Examples of Supplemental Services

7 7 Districts N & D Statistics NeglectedK Total Reading Math

8 8 Neglected & Delinquent Data January 1/09 – 9/10 1/07-9/08 1/05 – 9/06 Females Males Total Average Age

9 9 N & D Statistics Cont. N & D Statistics Cont. GRADEGENDERRACE SUB TOTAL 9 M75 B69 123W48 F48 H6 A 10 M42 B31 62 W20 F20 H8 A2 11 M28 B15 36 W16 F8 H3 A2 12 M37 BIncomplete 69 WIncomplete F32 HIncomplete AIncomplete

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11 11 McKinney Vento Homeless Education Aiken County Schools Office of Federal Programs Sherida Stroman, McKinney Vento District Liaison

12 12 The Law: McKinney Vento The McKinney Vento Homeless Act was signed into law in 1987The McKinney Vento Homeless Act was signed into law in 1987 The McKinney Vento Homeless Act was reauthorized in 2001 to ensure educational accessibility and successThe McKinney Vento Homeless Act was reauthorized in 2001 to ensure educational accessibility and success The McKinney legislation protects the educational rights of homeless children and youthThe McKinney legislation protects the educational rights of homeless children and youth The removal of barriers is mandated by lawThe removal of barriers is mandated by law The immediate enrollment of homeless children/youthThe immediate enrollment of homeless children/youth Identified homeless children/youth are protected under the law for an entire school calendar yearIdentified homeless children/youth are protected under the law for an entire school calendar year

13 13 McKinney: The Definition of Homeless The federal definition of homeless includes the following:The federal definition of homeless includes the following: –Homeless or homeless individual as an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence, i.e. motels, hotels, etc –A supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporarily living accommodations –Children and youth who are doubled-up due to economic hardship, loss of housing, etc. –Youth who are considered “throw-away”, abandoned and/or removed by parents, guardians.

14 14 BARRIERS –Birth Certificate –Immunization Record –Social Security –Proof of Residency –Transportation to school of origin –Unaccompanied Youth Status –Biological Parent/Legal Guardian –PASS / Graduation/AYP Factors –Other records, documents required for school enrollment

15 15 McKinney Vento and the Unaccompanied Youth McKinney Vento defines Unaccompanied youth as youth who do not live in the physical custody of their biological parents/legal guardiansMcKinney Vento defines Unaccompanied youth as youth who do not live in the physical custody of their biological parents/legal guardians Youth who do not reside in the physical custody of their parents live wherever they can find shelter (i.e. sofa surfing, friends, and other temporary accommodations.Youth who do not reside in the physical custody of their parents live wherever they can find shelter (i.e. sofa surfing, friends, and other temporary accommodations. Youth leave for a variety of reasons such as alcohol, drug, physical, emotional, sexual abuse and financial responsibilities.Youth leave for a variety of reasons such as alcohol, drug, physical, emotional, sexual abuse and financial responsibilities. Also, they leave because of abandonment and the burden of financial responsibilities requested by parents, and or legal guardians.Also, they leave because of abandonment and the burden of financial responsibilities requested by parents, and or legal guardians.

16 16 INTERVENTIONS : SOLUTION DRIVEN Provide identification of homeless statusProvide identification of homeless status Ensure enrollmentEnsure enrollment Provide school supplies, clothing, hygiene assistanceProvide school supplies, clothing, hygiene assistance School Food Service assistance (free lunch eligibility)School Food Service assistance (free lunch eligibility) Encourage regular attendance, academic successEncourage regular attendance, academic success Encourage school stabilityEncourage school stability

17 17 INTERVENTIONS : SOLUTION DRIVEN Provide tutorial assistance (if needed)Provide tutorial assistance (if needed) Provide referral for school based and community based servicesProvide referral for school based and community based services Provide student/parent information regarding the McKinney Vento Homeless LawProvide student/parent information regarding the McKinney Vento Homeless Law Assist with FAFSA –(Verification of Income)Assist with FAFSA –(Verification of Income) Encouragement for post-high school endeavorsEncouragement for post-high school endeavors Case by case plan according to “identified needs”Case by case plan according to “identified needs”

18 18 Homeless Population –Identified 444 –Provided Services for –Identified 476 –Provided Services for –On track to identify over 500

19 19 Current Impact in Aiken County Primary Night Time Residence# of Children/Youth Shelters 32 Doubled-up (relatives, friends) 171 Unsheltered (cars,parks,campgrds) 3 Hotels, Motels 17 Substandard 3 Transportation to School of Origin 23 Total Number of Homeless Children and Youth: 226 Annual SDE Audit Dept. of Education-Audit 2009/ Ensure Compliance with McKinney Vento

20 20 McKinney Vento Staffing Lead Title I Student Service WorkerLead Title I Student Service Worker –Serves as District McKinney Vento Liaison 5 Title I Student Service Workers5 Title I Student Service Workers –Provide services for homeless students in addition to regular Title I duties School Level McKinney Vento LiaisonsSchool Level McKinney Vento Liaisons

21 21 Questions?


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