PEIMS Submission 1 Deadline: Jan. 23, 2018 Due to the severity of Hurricane Harvey many more students and families than reported are living in circumstances that meet the federal McKinney-Vento definition of Homeless. By federal law, all students in these circumstances must be identified and coded. This fact sheet addresses critical information for coding students… Read more »
This chart explains the PEIMS Crisis Codes (5a, 5b, 5c) used for students impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
This document offers practical suggestion to assess and improve LEA websites with information on McKinney-Vento rights.
Under the McKinney-Vento Act as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, every local educational agency (LEA) must designate a liaison for homeless children and youth. Liaisons must be “able to carry out” ten specific duties. 11432(g)(1)(J)(ii). The U.S. Department of Education Non-Regulatory Guidance states that LEAs “should allocate sufficient time for… liaisons to do… Read more »
“None of this work can be done without the law. Maybe we need to give liaisons the words. ‘If you think you need more time for this job, here are the parts of McKinney-Vento and ESSA that back you up.’ We can be great homeless education liaisons, but we can’t do this job without the support of… Read more »
This is the PowerPoint from the 2017 Texas Statewide Conference on Ending Homelessness.
August 31, 2017 The purpose of this letter is to provide an update and reminder to all school districts and charters of key provisions in place to support students displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Please remember that a child whose family has been displaced due to Hurricane Harvey will generally meet the definition of “homeless” under… Read more »
The national Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) has many resources to help school districts, campuses, and local homeless liaisons prepare for and deal with disasters of many kinds, including hurricanes. Access this information at https://nche.ed.gov/ibt/dis_prep.php. You may also contact NCHE’s homeless education helpline with questions or concerns by calling 800.308.2145 or emailing email@example.com.
For those recovering from a disaster, man-made or natural, immediate needs for income and housing may overshadow critical concerns about education of children and youth. However, the needs of displaced students should also be considered. This manual is designed to encourage and assist advocates working with displaced students seeking access to appropriate educational services. As… Read more »
This PowerPoint presentation provides the following information: Federal statutory requirements for collaboration Educational supports for homeless children and youth – Education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Act – Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act and Head Start Act Strategies and action steps