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McKinney Vento 101 Webinar Transcript

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 »

Subgrantee Webinar: COVID-19 Transcript

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 »

Webinar: COVID-19 Transcript

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 »

Confirming Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Services: Do’s and Don’ts for Local Liaisons

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).