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Important changes related to McKinney-Vento were included in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). The changes went into effect October 1, 2016, and include: expanded transportation protections until the end of the school year for temporarily housed students who move into permanent housing, the inclusion of preschool in the definition of "school of origin" (children can stay in their school of origin and receive transportation to that school), and changes to the dispute resolution process which include the provision of all McKinney-Vento related services (for example, continued enrollment and transportation) until a final decision is issued. For more information about ESSA changes to the McKinney-Vento Act, see the State Education Department's Field Memo regarding Implementation of Changes to McKinney-Vento Homeless Act as a Result of Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act.
Please continue to check here for updated information about how new laws will impact policies and procedures in New York State, and as always, feel free to contact NYS-TEACHS at 800-388-2014 with any questions you may have.
McKinney-Vento Training Materials
Please stay tuned for updated training materials that incorporate changes to the McKinney-Vento Act included in ESSA!
Watch a recorded webinar or download powerpoint presentations and other documents from recent webinars offered by NYS-TEACHS.
McKinney-Vento Workshop Materials
During the 2016-2017 school year, NYS-TEACHS and the State Education
Department will be presenting McKinney-Vento Workshops across New York State.
Please check the archive for updated materials!
During the 2016-2017 school year, NYS-TEACHS and the State Education Department will be presenting McKinney-Vento Workshops across New York State. Please check the archive for updated materials!
Upcoming Workshops and Trainings
Stay tuned for the Summer and Fall 2017 Workshop and Training schedules.
6/22/17: Changes Regarding the Education of Homeless Children and Youth - Updates to Education Law § 3209 and Commissioner’s Regulations
Stay tuned for the Fall/Winter 2017 Webinar series.