at Advocates for Children
151 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
NYS-TEACHS provides technical assistance to school districts, social service providers, shelters, families, youth and others about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act [PDF]. Our services include:
- A Toll Free Helpline for questions about school-related issues (800-388-2014);
- On-site trainings, webinars, and annual McKinney-Vento Workshops on the education of students in temporary housing; and
- Free Posters and Brochures in multiple languages with information about the rights of students in temporary housing.
Frequently Used Links:
New and Noteworthy
NEW! September 2013 NYSED Homeless Guidance for Permanent Placement / McKinney-Vento Eligible Students and Tuition Reimbursement
This September 26, 2013, Field Memo from the NY State Education Department clarifies when a school district can receive additional state aid for instruction (also sometimes referred to as tuition reimbursement) for the cost of educating a student in temporary housing and how to request such aid.
September 2013 Workshops and Webinars are now posted!
NYSED requires that all school districts participate in a McKinney-Vento Workshop or Webinar this school year. Register now!
This June 28, 2013 guidance outlines the responsibility of districts to set aside or reserve a portion of their Title I funding for students in temporary housing, offers formulas for determining the set-aside amount, and describes ways in which set-aside funding may be used.
June 2013 Unaccompanied Youth Issue Brief [PDF]
This brief from NCHE explains the rights of unaccompanied youth and what homeless liaisons can do to help.
This Field Memo answers common questions related to how McKinney-Vento applies to Charter Schools including: how to determine which school district pays the charter school tuition, who provides transportation, and reimbursement.
NYSED's 2013 Field Memo on McKinney-Vento and Summer School
Homeless or temporarily housed students who are required to attend summer school continue to have their McKinney-Vento rights, which include enrollment and transportaiton.
Upcoming Workshops and Trainings
The Desmond Hotel
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 12th, 2013
Crowne Plaza Syracuse
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 17th, 2013
Hotel Pennsylvania 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
There are no upcoming webinars to register for at this time. Our next series of webinars begins in January 2014.