https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Financial_Compliance/Student__Attendance_Accounting_Handbook/ State law requires every Texas school district to adopt an attendance accounting system that includes procedures to ensure the accurate recording and reporting of student attendance data. The Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) contains the official attendance accounting requirements that all public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools in Texas must meet. The agency… Read more »
The is a brief summary of the Title I, Part A, requirements regarding homeless children and youth.
This template may be modified to help provide documentation for homeless students seeking to participate in extra-curricular and athletic activities.
This brief, part of the Getting to Graduation Series by SchoolHouse Connection, provides an overview of the law pertaining to homeless student participation in extra-curricular activities and strategies to overcoming barriers to their full participation.
What are the impacts of an out-of-school suspension for students without a home? Where do they spend their day? What do they eat? Who cares for them? This document provides a brief overview of school discipline, shares research on the discipline of students experiencing homelessness, and offers tips for implementing positive school discipline for students… Read more »
This two-page summary of the ESSA provisions was prepared by SchoolHouse Connection.
This letter from the U.S. Department of Education from July 30, 2018, provides responses to the following questions that States have raised about changes that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) made to the requirements in section 1113(c)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) applicable to the reservation of Title I,… Read more »
The McKinney-Vento Act guarantees a child or youth identified as homeless the right to attend either the school of origin or the local attendance area school. This brief explains the provisions in the law related to school selection and offers strategies for implementing them in a school district.
This NCHE tip sheet: • summarizes the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act related to credit accrual, • provides credit accrual strategies at the State and local levels, and • recommends credit accrual training and collaboration practices.
This brief is designed to help teachers, administrators, and local homeless education liaisons maximize opportunities for students experiencing homelessness to accrue and recover credits and graduate from high school in a timely manner.