Homeless Liaison

ARCHIVED Letters from TEA’s Chief Legal Counsel on School Attendance, Admission, Enrollment Records, and Tuition

These letters summarize important statutes relating to student attendance, public school admission, enrollment records, and tuition. Part I of the letters relate to compulsory attendance, Part II relates to attendance for course credit, Part III relates to public school admission, Part IV relates to enrollment records, and Part V relates to tuition. In each part,… Read more »

2017-2018 Letter from TEA’s Chief Legal Counsel on School Attendance, Admission, Enrollment Records, and Tuition

This letter summarizes important statutes relating to student attendance, public school admission, enrollment records, and tuition. Part I of the letter relates to compulsory attendance, Part II relates to attendance for course credit, Part III relates to public school admission, Part IV relates to enrollment records, and Part V relates to tuition. In each part,… Read more »

Additional Final Guidance for TSDS PEIMS Crisis Coding and McKinney-Vento Homeless Coding

To ensure local education agencies (LEAs) are accurately coding all students impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has created the following presentation with more detailed guidance on coding students with a Texas Student Data System (TSDS) PEIMS Crisis Code and coding students as McKinney-Vento Homeless. This presentation also includes guidance on coding… Read more »

Assessing the Capacity of LEA McKinney-Vento Liaisons for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Under the McKinney-Vento Act as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, every local educational agency (LEA) must designate a liaison for homeless children and youth. Liaisons must be “able to carry out” ten specific duties. 11432(g)(1)(J)(ii). The U.S. Department of Education Non-Regulatory Guidance states that LEAs “should allocate sufficient time for… liaisons to do… Read more »