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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.
This chart provides information on the transportation rights of students in temporary housing attending school in New York State. It includes information on available services, the responsible agency, and funding sources when serving students in many different housing situations, including for students 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
04/17/18 Liaison Responsibilities (NYC)
04/19/18 Liaison Responsibilities (NYS, Outside NYC)
04/25/18 Trauma Sensitivity (NYS & NYC)