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at Advocates for Children

151 West 30th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10001

TEL 800.388.2014
FAX 212.807.6872

Liaison Responsibilities

According to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, LEA liaisons have the responsibility to ensure that:

  1. Homeless children and youth experiencing homelessness are identified by school personnel and through coordination activities with other agencies;
  2. Homeless children and youth experiencing homelessness enroll in, and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed in, schools of that LEA;
  3. homeless families and homeless children and youths have access to and receive educational services for which such families, children, and youths are eligible, including services through Head Start programs (including Early Head Start programs) under the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq.), early intervention services under part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), and other preschool programs administered by the local educational agency;
  4. The parents/guardians of homeless children and youth who are homeless are informed of the educational and related opportunities available to their children and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in their children's education;
  5. Public notice of the educational rights of homeless children and youth is disseminated where such children and youth receive services, such as schools, family shelters, and soup kitchens;
  6. Enrollment disputes are mediated;
  7. The parent or guardian of a homeless child or youth, and any unaccompanied youth, is fully informed of all transportation services, including transportation to the school of origin; and
  8. Homeless families and students are referred to housing services in addition to other services;
  9. That unaccompanied homeless youth are informed of their status as independent students for college financial aid and may obtain assistance to receive financial aid;
  10. That unaccompanied homeless youth have opportunities to meet State academic achievement standards by implementing procedures that will remove barriers that prevent youth from receive partial or full credit for coursework completed at a prior school.

42 U.S.C. § 11432 (g)(6)(A).

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