This training, originally presented on Jan 30, 2020 by the TEHCY Support Center team and Texas Education Agency, provides an overview of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and discusses best practices to serve students experiencing homelessness. View recorded video Transcript [0:00:07] Slide 1 Willa Rosen: Good afternoon everybody, were going to be getting started in… Read more »
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During this webinar, presented on April 17, 2020, Cal Lopez presents grant and COVID-19 updates. Watch recorded video Transcript Cal Lopez: Good morning everyone. We are glad that you could join us today for the Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth Subgrantee COVID-19 webinar. My name is Cal Lopez and I am the McKinney-Vento… Read more »
During this webinar, presented on April 17, 2020, Cal Lopez presents several strategies, best practices, tools, and resources to assist the identification and support of students experiencing homelessness during COVID-19. Watch recorded video Transcript Cal Lopez: Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth COVID-19 webinar. We are glad… Read more »
Due to the stigma associated with homelessness, the vast majority of students seeking eligibility for services under McKinney-Vento does so in good faith and with good reason. If a question arises about a student’s eligibility, schools may wish to confirm the details of the student’s living situation. All such efforts must be grounded in sensitivity and respect, keeping the academic well-being and best interest of the student in the forefront. Using invasive or threatening techniques to confirm a student’s eligibility can humiliate families and youth and may place an already tenuous temporary living arrangement in jeopardy. This may destabilize the family or youth further and may create a barrier to the student’s enrollment, thereby violating the McKinney-Vento Act. Additionally, employing these techniques may violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).