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1 Charlotte County Public Schools Education Project for Students “in Transition” Helping students in temporary accommodations to achieve academic success! One Child, One School, One Year. February 2015

2 Feb 2015  Have you ever experienced a flood, fire, hurricane, tornado, or other natural disaster?  Do you live in a household with no more than one full-time wage earner?  Are housing costs in your area increasing faster than wages?  Does anyone in your family struggle with addictions such as drugs or alcohol?  Have you, a family member, or friend ever suffered from a sudden, chronic, or long-term illness that kept you from earning a living?  Have you or know of someone that has experienced domestic violence and been forced to move? How vulnerable are you of losing your regular living quarters?

3 Feb 2015 Who is eligible?  Students living in domestic violence shelters, teen parent shelters or runaway shelters  Students on the street, abandoned buildings or vehicles  Students living in public spaces: woods, parks or tents Students in transition who lack a fixed, or regular, or adequate nighttime residence:

4 Feb 2015 Who is eligible?  Students living in temporary trailer parks, campgrounds or substandard housing due to lack of alternative accommodations  Students living in low rent hotels/motels due to lack of alternative accommodations  Students sharing the house, mobile home or apartment of other persons due to lack of alternative accommodations, dwelling eviction or hardship (Doubled-Up)

5 Feb 2015 Who is eligible?  Students not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian, living in unstable or inadequate housing accommodations (Unaccompanied Youth)  Students awaiting foster care placement  Students abandoned in hospitals  Migratory students who qualify as homeless because they are living in the circumstances described above

6 Feb 2015 McKinney-Vento Act: Enrollment Proof of Date of Birth Proof of Immunization Physical Examination Proof of Residency

7 Feb 2015 McKinney-Vento Act: School Placement If the student moves into permanent housing during the school year, the student can finish that academic year in the school of origin. If a student enrolls in a new school near the temporary housing and then moves to a third attendance area, they may attend either the school near the initial temporary housing or the school the student attended when permanently housed. The student must be allowed to attend their school of origin to the extent feasible, unless that is against the wishes of the parent, guardian or unaccompanied youth. School of Origin – The school the student attended when permanently housed, or the school in which the student was last enrolled. 42 U.S.C. Section 11432(g)(3)

8 Feb 2015 McKinney-Vento Act: Placement Disputes If the school district sends a homeless child or youth to a school other than the school of origin or the school requested by the parent, guardian or unaccompanied youth, the school district must: Immediately enroll the student in the school in which enrollment is sought, while the dispute is being resolved. Provide a written explanation of its decision. Notify of their right to appeal the placement decision. Refer to the Homeless Liaison to ensure disputes are resolved objectively and expeditiously. Student must be enrolled immediately in their school of choice

9 Feb 2015 McKinney-Vento Act: Placement Disputes (Cont.) Inter-district disputes shall be resolved by the FDOE. The Homeless Liaison must be notified. The liaison will address any policies or procedures that are identified as barriers to enrollment.

10 Feb 2015 Educational Rights of Unaccompanied Youth The Homeless Liaison will: Help unaccompanied youth select and enroll in school, after considering the youth’s wishes. Inform them of their rights to transportation to the school of origin and assist with arranging transportation. Inform them of their right to appeal school selection decisions counter to their wishes. Inform school personnel or requirements of the law and needs of youth. Work with police and social services regarding mandatory reporting to ensure that care is exercised to keep a youth in school and serve his/her best interest. Unaccompanied youth (a youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian, living in unstable or inadequate housing accommodations) have the same rights as other students experiencing homelessness. Complete Appendix 18 – Caregiver’s Authorization FormAppendix 18 from the Guidelines for Student Registration

11 Feb 2015 This School Year as of February 2015  We have served 397 students  This represents approximately 233 families  We have served 63 unaccompanied youth this school year  On average we have certified 57 new students per month

12 Feb 2015 FIVE YEAR TREND DATA

13 Feb 2015 Charlotte County Public Schools as of February 2015 Englewood/El Jobean Area Myakka River Elementary 10 LA Ainger Middle School 10 Lemon Bay High School 20 Vineland Elementary 7 Total # of Students 47

14 Feb 2015 Port Charlotte/Murdock Area Academy26 Charlotte Harbor Center 5 Kingsway Elementary 9 Liberty Elementary27 Meadow Park Elementary21 Murdock Middle School34 Neil Armstrong Elementary27 Peace River Elementary25 Pt Charlotte High School38 Pt Charlotte Middle School32 Total # of Students 244 Charlotte County Public Schools as of February 2015

15 Feb 2015 Punta Gorda/Burnt Store/Deep Creek Area Baker Center 4 Charlotte High School 27 Deep Creek Elementary 11 East ElementarySchool 34 Punta Gorda Middle School 20 Sallie Jones Elementary 7 Charlotte Virtual School 1 FL SW Collegiate H.S. 2 Total # of Students 106 Charlotte County Public Schools as of February 2015

16 Feb 2015 We assist unaccompanied youth, a group without a voice  With school selection and enrollment, after considering the youth’s wishes  With information of their rights to transportation to the school of origin and assist with arranging transportation  With information of their right to appeal school selection decisions counter to their wishes  With support services and referrals to community agencies

17 Feb 2015 School Support Services  Expedite and remove barriers to enrollment  Promote parent awareness and involvement for student academic achievement  Referral and assistance to after-school enrichment programs  Provide reading tutorial services  Certify for free school meals  Assist with school supplies and educational materials

18 Feb 2015 School Support Services  Assist with school clothing, uniforms & shoes  Assist with payment of programs and school fees  Provide referrals for medical, dental and mental health services  Coordinate transportation to school of origin  Monitor student academic progress, attendance and behavior  Counseling intervention to parents/students  Assist in resolving school placement disputes

19 Feb 2015 Additional Family Services Available  Provide information on community resources for assistance with housing, utilities, prescriptions, entitlement programs, etc…  Provide assistance for emergency food  Provide assistance with personal hygiene items  Provide assistance with bed linens & towels

20 Feb 2015 Additional Family Services Available  Assist parents, guardians or unaccompanied youth with school transportation costs  Assist with obtaining reconditioned- computers, equipment & software  Coordinate holiday assistance  Provide children with reading books

21 Feb 2015 Special Thanks to our Partners and Supporters  Agape Int’l Church of God  Alpha Delta Kappa  American Legion Rotonda West # 113  Burnt Store Presbyterian Church – PG  Charlotte County Homeless Coalition  Christ Community United Methodist Church  Community Eye Center  Empty Bowls Project at CCPS  First Presbyterian Church of PC  GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club  Pilgrim United Methodist Church of PC  Rotonda Elks Lodge #2710  St Andrews South Golf Club  Trinity Anglican Church  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte Co.  Yah Yah Girls, Inc.  Many Generous Local Charlotte County Residents

22 Feb 2015 For support and information National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) National Center for Homeless Education

23 Feb 2015 Charlotte County Public Schools Education Project for Students “in Transition” Homeless Education Project Renee Rebhan 3131 Lakeview Boulevard Port Charlotte, FL (941) Website:


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