PEIMS Indicators (Texas Public Education Information Management System)

PEIMS Optional Items for Homeless Status and Unaccompanied Youth Status Indicators

In addition to the information that is required for PEIMS reporting, there is other information that districts have found helpful in determining homeless status, unaccompanied youth status, or eligibility for other services or programs. These components are not required, but may be useful. These components could be incorporated into existing forms or may even already be collected by some other mechanism in the district. They are presented here because others have found them helpful.

PEIMS English Unaccompanied Youth Status Indicator Template

This sample template is meant only to be an example of how a district might combine various components into a form that could collect the required information. This is not a mandated form—it is an example prepared for a hypothetical school district to serve as a starting point for districts. Likewise, there is no requirement that the respective information must be collected on a separate form—a form could be created that would combine the necessary components to make determinations about both homeless and unaccompanied youth status.

PEIMS Unaccompanied Youth Status Indicator Instructions

These instructions, developed by the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO), are intended to assist districts in collecting and reporting information necessary for both PEIMS reporting and compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act regarding homeless, unaccompanied youth. This document itself is not a form or instrument that can be used to collect this information. However, it does contain sample language to collect the required information that can be incorporated into district enrollment forms or databases. There is a sample template included at the end of the document that can be modified by districts if they want to use a stand-alone form to collect this information.

This document incorporates changes to PEIMS regarding the unaccompanied status of homeless students effective beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.

PEIMS Spanish Homeless Status Indicator Template

This sample template is meant only to be an example of how a district might combine various components into a form that could collect the required information. This is not a mandated form—it is an example prepared for a hypothetical school district to serve as a starting point for districts. Likewise, there is no requirement that the respective information must be collected on a separate form—a form could be created that would combine the necessary components to make determinations about both homeless and unaccompanied youth status.

PEIMS English Homeless Status Indicator Template

This sample template is meant only to be an example of how a district might combine various components into a form that could collect the required information. This is not a mandated form—it is an example prepared for a hypothetical school district to serve as a starting point for districts. Likewise, there is no requirement that the respective information must be collected on a separate form—a form could be created that would combine the necessary components to make determinations about both homeless and unaccompanied youth status.

PEIMS Homeless Status Indicator Instructions

These instructions, developed by the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO), are intended to assist districts in collecting and reporting information necessary for both PEIMS reporting and compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act regarding homeless students. This document itself is not a form or instrument that can be used to collect this information.  However, it does contain sample language to collect the required information that can be incorporated into district enrollment forms or databases. There is a sample template included at the end of the document that can be modified by as a a stand-alone form to collect this information