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1 2014 ESEA ODYSSEY CONFERENCE Dona Bolt, State Coordinator Oregon Department of Education

2  Overview: McKinney-Vento Basics Title I-A Supports  Funding: General and Supplemental  Data: Results of District Counts  Best Practices: Discussion  Tips and Trade Secrets: Discussion

3  McKinney-Vento Act requires every district to  Designate an active Homeless Liaison  Participate in Annual Homeless Student Counts, PK-12  Have staff trained in MV requirements, definitions  Revise policies to address barriers to success  Provide immediate enrollment to homeless students  Provide school of origin transportation  Ensure access to programs, including Head Start  Provide Dispute Resolution to resolve issues  Assist homeless students to obtain immunizations  Obtain and transfer school records

4  Title I-A requires all district recipients to:  Deem all homeless students eligible for Title I-A services  Reserve funds to provide Title I-A services to homeless students who do not attend Title I-A participating schools  Title I-A: optional use of set-asides  Provide services not available with other funds (examples on next slide)  Provide additional services to homeless students attending Title I-A schools  Support salary and work of Homeless Liaison  Provide School-of-Origin Transportation

5 Districts also may use Title I-A funds for:  Student fees necessary to participate in the regular education program (e.g., for cost of materials)  Personal school supplies such as backpacks, notebooks, writing and math tools  Obtaining student birth certificates  Food, meals  Urgent medical or dental care  Vision exams, glasses


7 Awards based on quality of application:  Needs assessment  Types, intensity and coordination of services  Involvement of parents and guardians  Extent homeless students are integrated  Evaluation plan  Coordination with other available services

8  Spring 2015 - 6 week grant writing period  Two-year Subgrants: for individual school districts and Consortia of multiple districts  Each Consortium must have one fiscal agent: a district or an Education Service District (ESD)  Approx. $480,000 available statewide with subgrants ranging $10,000 to $60,000






14 What can district administrators do to support district Homeless Liaisons?

15 How can Liaisons help administrators support the program?

16 How do you identify homeless children and youth in your district?  Preschool and Younger  Children in Homeless Families  Unaccompanied Homeless Youths

17 Annual Data Collection  Enrollment Forms  Databases & Spreadsheets  Time Management (Deadline: June 30)  Head Start Data  Early Childhood Program Data  Unenrolled Homeless Children & Youth

18 Training  At district level, by Liaisons  Training for Liaisons - Online - Regional Liaison Events - State and National Conferences

19 Collaboration  Head Start Programs  Early Childhood Services  Homeless Service Providers

20 Communication  Regular Local Liaison meetings  Oregon MVA Listserv  District & Community Newsletters  Awareness Events

21 Dona Bolt, State Coordinator McKinney-Vento Program Oregon Department of Education (503) 947-5781


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