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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act November 16, 2010 November 16, 2010.

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1 McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act November 16, 2010 November 16, 2010

2 McKinney –Vento and Homeless Students in CSISD Homeless Definition Provisions through the McKinney- Vento Homeless Education Act Homeless Statistics for CSISD

3 For many years, our image of a homeless person was that of a single, older man.

4 The Reality

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

6 Who is homeless? The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Says that children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are homeless.

7 The McKinney-Vento Act mandates that... every school district is required to have a homeless education liaison, and the liaison is required to perform specific tasks.

8 Homeless Liaison Campus Liaisons Campus Liaisons Everyone is aware of the liaison Everyone is aware of the liaison Liaison has autonomy to make decisions

9 Key Provisions of Law Address Educational Challenges Immediate Enrollment Choice of Schools Transportation Services Free Meals Dispute Resolution

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11 More CSISD Comparisons: November 12, 2009 – 86 homeless students November 12, 2010 – 96 homeless students 8.9% increase

12 School Year# of Students Transported to School of Origin Transportation Costs $6, $24, to-date124,662 McKinney-Vento Transportation Costs

13 Challenges Identification/Enrollment Attendance Transportation Costs Meeting “non-educational needs”


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