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McKinney-Vento Liaisons are required to refer students and families to key services and supports. Our template referral lists are intended to help you streamline your referral process and/or provide information that may be needed in a sensitive manner.
When a dispute arises, McKinney-Vento liaisons must help the parent or youth appeal to the Commissioner of Education using this form. This annotated document contains helpful notes explaining how to fill out each blank on the form.
The Housing Questionnaire should be used by all school districts as the first page of the enrollment packet for all newly enrolling students. It should also be given to all students/families any time they report a change of address. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires all LEAs that receive Title I funds (including school districts, charter schools, and BOCES) to use the Housing Questionnaire. NYSED also encourages all other LEAs to use the Housing Questionnaire because it asks about students’ living arrangements in order to identify students experiencing homelessness in the school district.
As the school year begins, State Education Commissioner Maryellen Elia outlines the educational rights of students in temporary housing and emphasizes the important role that administrators play in creating a positive school climate that is safe and supportive to these students.
The McKinney-Vento Enrollment Checklist, developed by NYS-TEACHS, outlines steps McKinney-Vento liaisons should take when enrolling students experiencing homelessness.
This worksheet, created by NYS-TEACHS, is a checklist of responsibilities for NYC Students in Temporary Housing School-Based Liaisons.
This guide, published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), describes several methods for identifying, counting, and learning about homeless people outside of shelters or other residential programs within a local homeless assistance network.
This brief identifies the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act dealing with the identification of homeless children and youth and offers strategies for implementation.
This toolkit is intended to assist LEA liaisons by providing information on increasing access to and success in education for children and youth experiencing homelessness.
This Sample Transportation Protocol helps with communication and coordination between school districts and local departments of social services any time the local department of social services is responsible for arranging transportation for a student in temporary housing.
This issue brief from NCHE provides helpful information on what to do and what not to do when determining if a student is eligible for services under McKinney-Vento.
NYS Education Law Section 3209 describes the rights of students in temporary housing in New York State.
Every Local Educational Agency (LEA) must ensure that students who are experiencing homelessness are immediately enrolled in school. This is a Sample Enrollment Process that school districts may follow for immediately enrolling students experiencing homelessness.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that protects the public education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The text attached here is the latest version of the law since it was reauthorized on December 10, 2015 by Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).