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1 Homeless Education Liaison Meeting Idaho Title I Conference April 6, 2011 Karen Seay,

2 Today’s Objectives –our time 1.Philosophy and Focus 2.Data review 3.Review McKinney-Vento Standards that drive homeless education programs 4.Needs Assessment template - Activity 5.College Scholarship Opportunity 6.Defining Awaiting Foster Care – Where are we? 7.Resources 8.Conference sessions – McKinney-Vento Hot Topics 9.Report out Activity: What are the issues? What are the priorities for 2011-2012 in homeless education?

3 Philosophy and Focus 1.Honor the practice and decision making of local liaisons 2.Support local liaisons Training – local videos, regional trainings-Fall 2010 Resources – website, emails, communication Idaho Homeless Education Advisory Team Setting goals Accountability State Coordinator duties as required by McKinney-Vento

4 1987 The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act is signed into law, requiring states to review and revise residency requirements for the enrollment of homeless children and youth. 1990 The McKinney Act is amended, requiring states to eliminate all enrollment barriers, and provide school access and support for academic success for students experiencing homelessness; McKinney funds may now be used to provide direct educational services for eligible students. 1994 The education portion of the McKinney Act is included in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), adding preschool services, greater parental input, and emphasis on interagency collaboration. 2002 The Act is reauthorized as the McKinney-Vento Act (Title X, Part C ot ESEA), strengthening legislative requirements and requiring all school districts to appoint a local liaison to ensure the law is implemented effectively at the local level. Idaho Department of Education Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program Reauthorized in 2002 as Title X, Part C, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001 A Brief History of the McKinney-Vento Act

5 Rights of Eligible Children and Youth Right to immediate enrollment even when records not present Right to remain in the school of origin, if in the student ’ s best interest Right to receive transportation to the school of origin Support for academic success Funding for States and School Districts The U.S. Department of Education allocates McKinney-Vento funding annually to states based on the state ’ s proportion of the Title I, Part A federal allocation. States must subgrant funds competitively to school districts within the state to be used for program implementation at the local level. States must distribute no less that 75% of its annual McKinney-Vento allocation to local school districts in subgrants; a few minimally funded states can reserve up to 50% of their allocation. Subgrants are awarded competitively based on need and quality of the application. 2001$155,012 2002$156,598 2003$186,640 2004$200,827 2005$204,299 2006$205,354 2007$196,533 2008$217,598 ARRA*$212,196 2009$195,417 2010$221,224 Funding History Total Annual Idaho Allocation

6 Homeless Student Enrollment Data YearSY0708SY0809SY0910 Total Enrolled211227104342 % Change, SY0708 to SY0809 % Change, SY0809 to SY0910 % Change, SY0708 to SY0910 2860106 Total Idaho Homeless Student Enrollment and % Change

7 SY0506SY0607SY0708SY0809SY0910 Grades 3-8, Proficient in Reading 108133160312 970 % Proficient in Reading 59.02%53.85%60.15%72.56% 75.9% Grades 3-8, Proficient in Math 126124159254 836 % Proficient in Math 67.38%50%59.77%59.35% 64.51% Idaho Homeless Student Academic Performance Data* *As measured by student performance on the Idaho Student Achievement Test (ISAT); Does not include all districts

8 Reading Show/Hide Sub Populations Show/Hide Sub Populations State 2008-2009State 2009-2010 % Tested% Prof/Adv% Tested% Prof/Adv Target95. All Students99.291.999.592.1 American Indian/Alaskan Native98.481.899.282.4 Asian98.993.999.492.5 Black/African American98.481.599.382.2 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 99.593.299.591.8 White99.393.699.693.8 Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity99.183.499.284.7 Economically Disadvantaged99.287.199.588.2 Students with Disabilities98.363.698.963.7 Limited English Proficiency99.271.998.969.2 State of Idaho Report Card -

9 Math Show/Hide Sub Populations Show/Hide Sub Populations State 2008-2009State 2009-2010 % Tested% Prof/Adv% Tested% Prof/Adv Target95. All Students99.288.099.588.2 American Indian/Alaskan Native98.074.399.373.6 Asian99.092.699.891.7 Black/African American98.774.299.174.2 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander99.287.899.387.7 White99.390.199.590.2 Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity99.177.799.279.5 Economically Disadvantaged99.282.399.483.2 Students with Disabilities98.257.898.956.6 Limited English Proficiency99.365.499.165.3 State of Idaho Report Card -

10 Data Collection Issue Duplicate counts – How do we avoid duplicate counts? – What process needs to be in place to avoid duplicate counts?

11 District Homeless Education Fact Sheet Template Available on the Homeless Education website under Liaison Information at aison.htm aison.htm OR by contacting Karen at

12 McKinney-Vento Standards Student Achievement/Performance Outcomes Standard 1: All homeless students*, identified and enrolled at the time of the state assessment, take the state assessment required for their grade levels. Standard 2: All homeless students demonstrate academic progress. School/LEA Support Outcomes Standard 3: All children in homeless situations are identified. Standard 4: Within one full day of an attempt to enroll in school, homeless students are in attendance. Standard 5: All homeless students experience stability in school. Standard 6: All homeless students receive specialized and comparable services when eligible. Standard 7: All preschool-aged homeless children enroll in and attend preschool programs. Standard 8: All homeless unaccompanied youth enroll in and attend school. Collaboration Outcomes Standard 9: All parents (or persons acting as parents) of homeless children and youth are informed of the educational and related opportunities available to their children and are provided meaningful opportunities to participate in their children’s education. Standard 10: LEAs help with the needs of all homeless children and youth through collaborative efforts both within and beyond the LEA. *Although the term “homeless students” is used, it is understood that homelessness is a temporary experience of residential loss or instability, and that the term “homeless” is not a permanent or definitional label. The term “homeless students” more accurately refers to “children and youth experiencing homelessness.”

13 Needs Assessment Title IA Homeless Education Set-aside should be based on need Educating Homeless Children and Youth: Conducting Needs Assessments and Evaluating Services A Guide for SEAs, LEAs, and Local Schools

14 College Scholarship Opportunity NAEHCY’s LeTendre Education Fund – Friday Award’s luncheon FAFSA form

15 Awaiting Foster Care IHEAT group met on 2/23/2011 – Id Courts – Health & Welfare, Child Protection – Casey Programs – IHEAT members SDE AG will draft a definition based on meeting feedback – basically any child not in permanent foster care More information coming soon!

16 Resources Join a Professional Learning Community of liaisons sponsored by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) at Excellent training opportunities at Idaho training videos at m based on the book, Educating Children Without Housing m Frequently Asked Questions - htm htm

17 Patricia Julianelle & Patti O’Dell, Implementing Hot Topics in McKinney-Vento Thursday, 1:00 – 4:15 p.m. Friday, 8:00 – 11:15 a.m. Appropriate for ALL school staff! See you there!!

18 Where do we go next? What are the issues? “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” Theodore Roosevelt

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