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Mt. Pleasant Public Schools Homeless Education Summary 2013-2014.

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1 Mt. Pleasant Public Schools Homeless Education Summary

2 How Many Children and Youth Experience Homelessness? ❏ ,532 homeless children and youth were enrolled in public schools across Michigan. An 80% increase since the school year ❏ Mt. Pleasant Public Schools Enrolled 129 homeless children and youth ❏ Mt. Pleasant Public Schools Enrolled 148 homeless children and youth

3 Homeless Numbers by Building

4 Living Arrangements

5 Student Programs

6 Who is considered homeless? ● Children and youth who lack fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who are: ● sharing the house of other persons due to loss of housing ● living in motels, hotels, cars, public spaces, campgrounds, or similar settings ●living in emergency or transitional shelters ●abandoned in hospitals or in the first 6 months of foster care ●unaccompanied youth, including any youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian

7 Homeless children have the right to: ★ free and appropriate education ★ attend and enroll immediately even it unable to provide records required for enrollment ★ enroll or remain in school without a permanent address ★ stay in school of origin (to the extent feasible) ★ go to school where child last attended or school where temporarily living ★ transportation (to the extent feasible) ★ participate in extracurricular activities ★ automatically qualify for free meals as school ★ eligible for Title I and/or special education services if needed

8 Common Signs of Homelessness ❏ Lack of Continuity in Education ❏ Poor Health/Nutrition ❏ Transportation and Attendance Problems ❏ Poor Hygiene ❏ Lack of Personal Space After School ❏ Social and Behavioral Concerns ❏ Reaction/Statements by Parent, Guardian or Child

9 Homeless Education Resources Title I, A ❏ academic tutors ❏ school supplies ❏ dual enrollment fees ❏ college application fees ❏ text books ❏ transportation costs MPACF~ Kellogg Grant ❏ unique transportation costs ❏ clothes, shoes, boots, etc. ❏ hygiene supplies McKinney-Vento ❏ transportation ❏ school related clothing ❏ academic supplies ❏ dual enrollment fees ❏ college application fees ❏ text books ❏ graduation cap and gown

10 Homeless Liaison Mt. Pleasant Public schools Kimberly Funnell No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. ~ Aesop


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