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McKinney-Vento & Foster Care Stability Information

Homeless and Foster Care Information

Faye Brosy Nelson, School Counselor is the Homeless and Foster Care Liaison.

 

Points for Homeless Consideration:

1) Residency Questionnaire (Provided at registration every year and to new students)  - School of Origin Determination

2) Transportation

3) Dispute Resolution Process (Coming soon)

 

Every district is required to designate a local liaison. The liaison must have knowledge of position and sufficient capacity to implement their responsibilities, which include the following:

 Identification of children and youth who are experiencing homelessness;

 Enrolling children and youth experiencing homelessness and ensuring they have full and equal opportunity to success in school;

 Ensuring children and youth have access to and receive education services for which such families, children and youth are eligible;

 Ensuring referrals to health, dental, mental health, substance abuse services, housing services and other appropriate services;

 Informing guardians/parents/unaccompanied youth of educational and related opportunities available to their child/them;

 Parents or guardians of homeless children and youths are informed of educational and related opportunities available to their children and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children;

 Public notice of the educational rights of homeless students is disseminated in locations frequented by parents and guardians of such children and youths, and unaccompanied youths, including schools, shelters, public libraries, and soup kitchens, in a manner and form understandable to the parents and guardians and unaccompanied youths;

 Enrollment disputes are mediated in accordance with the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Act;

 Parents and guardians and unaccompanied youths are fully informed of all transportation services, including transportation to and from the school of origin and are assisted in accessing transportation services;

 School personnel receive professional development and other support; and

 Unaccompanied youths are enrolled in school, have opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic standards as the State establishes for other children and youths, are informed of their status as independent students under section 480 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) (20 U.S.C. 1087vv), and their right to receive verification of this status from the local liaison.