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1 Kids Without Homes: A School District Responds Compliance Training for Superintendents and Administrators

2 Contact Information Name: Office Phone: Other Phone: Homeless Education Liaison

3 Overview Compliance Transportation provisions Homeless education liaison Funding Coordination and collaboration Ways to assist homeless students Online resources: TEA & USDE LEA Planning Guide Major Topics

4 Homeless Children in Texas Current Estimate 140,000+

5 The younger the child, the more likely he or she is to live in poverty. Percentage of Texas Children Living in Poverty Troubling Statistics

6 Texas Education Code specifies that a student who is homeless is entitled to admission in any Texas school district Chapter 25 of the Texas Education Code

7 Federal Law defines and protects the rights of homeless students to enroll in, attend, and succeed in our public schools The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

8 The McKinney-Vento Act The definition of homeless children and youth includes “unaccompanied youth” not living with a parent or legal guardian What you must know about the law:

9 The McKinney-Vento Act Educational Stability What you must know about the law: Transportation Immediate Enrollment

10 The McKinney-Vento Act Every school district is required to have a homeless education liaison What you must know about the law: The liaison is required by law to perform specific tasks

11 The McKinney-Vento Act School districts must set aside a portion of Title I funds to assist students in homeless situations What you must know about the law:

12 The McKinney-Vento Act Definitions Academic Achievement Liaison for Homeless Students Enrollment School Selection Transportation Dispute Resolution Highlights: Another View

13 The McKinney-Vento Act Intra-district Inter-district Transportation Provisions

14 The McKinney-Vento Act every school district have a homeless education liaison The law requires that: the liaison has specific, required tasks

15 The McKinney-Vento Act Title I set-asides McKinney-Vento grants Funding

16 The McKinney-Vento Act within the school district between the school district and the larger community Coordination & Collaboration

17 Making a Difference Direct Assistance Indirect Assistance Ways You Can Assist Our Students in Homeless Situations

18 Online Resources Correspondence list for Administrators TEA Online Subscribe to TEA listservs at:

19 Attendance Topics in TEA Memo: From Chapter 25 of the Texas Education Code: Admission Enrollment Records Tuition Online Resources

20 USDE Online NCLB legislation NCLB regulations NCLB policy guidelines Federal Register Notes NCLB resources Grant competitions Main web page links to:

21 1 – 888 – 625 – 2787 Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p. m. CST After-hours message service USDE NCLB Hotline for Superintendents Online Resources

22 Planning Tool LEA Planning Guide The guide and a planning checklist are available to you and your staff at:

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25 Contact Information Name: Office Phone: Other Phone: Homeless Education Liaison


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