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End-of-Year News for NYC

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

This has been a school year like no other. Schools have navigated myriad challenges brought on by the pandemic, including remote and hybrid instruction, new school procedures, and changes in relationships with families and students. Now and always, we highly value your work with students in temporary housing and recognize the wide-reaching importance of your role supporting students experiencing homelessness. As you prepare for the summer, we want to share information and resources to help you finish out the school year and plan for next year.

  • Summer Rising and Busing for Students in Shelter

  • Expanded STH Title I Funding and Planning

  • Determining & Confirming McKinney-Vento Eligibility

  • Important Benefits for Families


Summer Rising

Please check in with your students in temporary housing and their families regarding their summer plans and needs. If they are not already registered for Summer Rising, speak with them about the program and help them register!

All programs for K-8 will include both academic enrichment and recreational activities. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served. NEW Busing will be available to students K-6 who are living in shelter, regardless of promotion in doubt status, for the instructional portion of the day. More information can be found here.


Expanded Title I Funding and Planning

Next year, for the first time, Title I schools will receive a Title I per pupil allocation for each student identified as homeless on top of their basic Title I allocation. For example, if your borough’s Title I per pupil allocation is $1,000 and your school identified 10 students in temporary housing, your school will get $10,000 in additional Title I funds specifically to meet the needs of students in temporary housing. Non-Title I schools will continue to receive per pupil allocations for students in temporary housing as they have in previous years. Check out how much Title I STH funding your school will be getting by looking at this School Allocation Memo.

As you finish out the school year, it’s time to reflect on Title I spending for STH in this school year and begin planning for next school year. Remember, these funds can be used flexibly to meet students’ needs.

Some end-of-year reflection questions to answer with your Principal include:

  • Was my school able to accurately determine the needs of our students in temporary housing?

  • Was my school able to use Title I STH funding to address those needs? Why or why not?

  • What could be improved for next year?

For more information about how Title I funds can be used to support students in temporary housing, see here.


Determining & Confirming McKinney-Vento Eligibility

Following Up

The end of the school year is the ideal time to check in with parents w