Thank you for taking time to learn more about the needs and resources of our students affected by homelessness. Whether you are an official NYC DOE School-Based Liaison or a DOE employee who’s interested in learning more about this important population, we’re here to provide you with essential information for identifying and supporting Students in Temporary Housing.
For questions, contact:
- Students in Temporary Housing Team or at STHinfo@schools.nyc.gov
- NYS-TEACHS at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 388-2014
School-Based Liaison How-To Resources
Check out these videos on Parent/Guardian MetroCard distribution and the role of the NYC DOE School-Based Liaison.
- Parent/Guardian MetroCards: Starting this school year, schools (not shelters or Borough Offices) are responsible for giving MetroCards to parents in temporary housing. Learn more about the new process:
School-Based Liaison Learning Series
- What SBLs Need to Know About Enrollment: Students in temporary housing are entitled to immediate enrollment. Review:
- What SBLs Need to Know About Learning Bridges: Who is eligible? How do students apply? Review:
- What SBLs Need to Know About Busing: Which students in temporary housing are eligible for yellow bus service? Review:
- What SBLs Need to Know About iPads: From requests to troubleshooting to replacing broken devices. Review:
- What SBLs Need to Know About Supporting Students with Title I Funds: What are some allowable uses of Title I set-asides for students in temporary housing? How can students be supported effectively? Review:
School Year 2020-21 Training Requirement
In order to meet the training mandates of the federal McKinney-Vento Act as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act, NYC DOE requires that School-Based Liaisons participate in annual professional development so they can better identify and meet the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. More information about this year’s requirement is coming soon. (Updated 10/6/20)
Looking to get started in the meantime? Take a look at the 2019-20 School-Based Liaison Webinar and Slide Deck: