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Charter schools, like school districts, must appoint a McKinney-Vento liaison to identify students in temporary housing, help them enroll in school, and arrange for transportation and other needed services. Charter schools should also distribute a Housing Questionnaire to all enrolling students and students who change addresses to ask them about their housing status. All LEAs that receive Title I, Part A funds, including charter schools, are required to do so. Click on the links below to learn more about charter schools and homeless education.
Find answers to commonly asked questions about the responsibility of charter schools under the McKinney-Vento Act.
Short Guide to Transportation for Students in Temporary Housing Attending Charter Schools in New York State
This guide gives more detailed information about transportation responsibilities for students in temporary housing attending charter schools.
Data and Statistics on Temporarily Housed Students Attending Charter Schools
For data on students in temporary housing attending charter schools, visit our Data and Statistics webpage.
Laws and Guidance
This Field Memo from the State Education Department 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 basic information about reimbursement.
NYSED Field Memo: New York City Charter Schools and Community School District Preference for Homeless Students - Charter School Q & A
October 2010. This field memo is meant to clarify the NYS Field Memo #3-2010: NYC Charter Schools and Community School District Preference for Homeless Students, issued July 2010.
NYSED Field Memo: New York City Charter Schools and Community School District Preference for Homeless Students
July 2010. This Field Memo from the State Education Department discusses in which community school districts within NYC children who are homeless may claim preference in order to participate fully in charter school admissions lotteries.
Upcoming Workshops and Trainings
11/15/17 Workshop in Buffalo
11/30/17 Training @ SW BOCES
11/21/17 Supporting Students Displaced by Natural Disasters
12/13/17 College Access
12/20/17 Funding and Reimbursement