This guidance was issued in July, 2016; updated in August 2018. The Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) (McKinney-Vento Act). The McKinney-Vento Act was originally authorized in 1987 and most recently re-authorized in December 2015 by the… Read more »
This brief guide was prepared by the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS).
All schools that maintain a website must post post information on their websites about local programs and services available to assist homeless students.
The Secretary [of Education] is offering guidance on transitioning from the ESEA, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) to the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA, including actions the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has taken or will take consistent with its authority under section 4(b) of NCLB to the ESSA to support States, LEAs, and schools in this transition. ED has prepared these frequently asked questions (FAQs) to support States and LEAs in understanding expectations during the transition to full implementation of the ESSA. Updated May 4, 2016.
This brief will assist school district administrators in
1. Understanding key qualifications necessary for a local liaison to carry out the many and complex responsibilities of the position;
2. Selecting a local liaison who has the experience, knowledge, skills, and attitude to perform effectively in the position; and
3. Ensuring the local liaison has the time, authority, and support to carry out his or her responsibilities.
Statutory Language and Summary on Homelessness and Foster Care in
“The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015”
This document provides the statutory language of the major amendments on homelessness and foster care in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA strengthens and improves the education of over 1.3 million children and youth experiencing homelessness, from early childhood through high school graduation, as well as establishing protections for students in foster care through a statutory vehicle that is separate from the McKinney-Vento Act.
ESSA increases resources for homeless students by expanding the availability and use of Title I A funds, and by raising the authorized funding level for the McKinney-Vento Act’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth program.
Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 11431 et seq.; hereafter the McKinney-Vento Act), reauthorized in 2015 by Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act, guarantees educational rights and supports for students experiencing homelessness. The Act requires State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs; commonly referred… Read more »
TASB Legal Services: Snapshot Truancy Guide for the 2015-16 School Year.
This guide was developed with the philosophy that schools can make a difference. Schools can provide a stabilizing environment, a haven from the chaos of homelessness. Schools can provide the quality of educational experience to empower students in homeless situations to break the cycles of poverty, dependency, and homelessness. Schools can provide a critical link between the community and children without homes and their families. Children and youth in homeless situations are indeed educable and very capable of positively contributing to the betterment of our society. This guide helps schools answer the questions: What can we do to help children and youth in highly mobile and homeless situations? How can we help children and youth without homes learn?