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.

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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, School-Based Liaisons must participate in annual professional development so they can better identify and meet the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

The School-based Liaison for STH must complete the following by 1/29/2021 to meet the training mandate: 

  1. Confirm you are listed in your school’s Consolidated Plan (or you’re taking this to learn outside of the training requirement);
  2. Complete the 2020-2021 McKinney-Vento Act web training through a third-party training platform, Teachable. Use this link to begin the training module.
  3. In the Teachable platform (School: NYS-TEACHS), complete the training module:
    • View the NYC DOE SBL McKinney-Vento videos
    • Check Your Understanding
    • Complete the Participation Form

Having difficulty signing up for/logging in to Teachable? Review our Signing Up for Teachable Guide.


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.

School-Based Liaison Learning Series