Updated: Apr 28, 2022
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. This e-mail includes the following:
Updating McKinney-Vento Liaison Contact Information
Determining & Confirming McKinney-Vento Eligibility
Data Reporting – Deadline is August 20, 2021
Stimulus Funding & Students Experiencing Homelessness
Important Benefits for Families
1. Updating McKinney-Vento Liaison Contact Information
Is someone else handling McKinney-Vento liaison responsibilities over the summer or going forward into next school year?
If so, please remember to update your school/district’s liaison contact information using our liaison update form.
2. Determining & Confirming McKinney-Vento Eligibility
The end of the school year is the ideal time to check in with parents whose children are McKinney-Vento eligible (or youth themselves in the case of unaccompanied homeless youth) and determine whether their housing situation has changed since your designation. This will allow you to make appropriate arrangements for the upcoming year. McKinney-Vento Liaisons throughout the state have already started following up with families.
If you have not yet done so, there’s still time! Our template e-mail is designed to assist you with your outreach to confirm continued eligibility.
Identification of Students Experiencing Homelessness
Keep McKinney-Vento rights in mind when you reach out to families about returning to in-person learning. Remember, students who are sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason are covered and eligible for transportation up to 50 miles to/from their school of origin. This could include, for example, a student whose family temporarily moved in with relatives after a parent lost their employment.
Looking for next steps? Read more about determining McKinney-Vento eligibility and considerations for serving students experiencing homelessness amid school reopening.
3. Data Reporting – Deadline is August 20, 2021
As you know, the complete and correct collection of data on students in temporary housing is critical to ensure the appropriate allocation of resources to school districts. We recommend that you meet with your Data Coordinator this month to ensure that data on students who are homeless are being collected and reported correctly before the Data Warehouse’s August 20, 2021 deadline.
Reminder: In addition to the required codes for students identified as homeless, don’t forget to apply Program Service Code 0892 for any student served with Title I, Part A set-aside funds!
If you’d like help reviewing or understanding these data requirements, please review our data entry guide or watch our recorded webinar on Data Collection & Reporting, available in our webinar archive.
4. Stimulus Funding & Students Experiencing Homelessness
There are several sources of federal education funding coming to school districts and charter schools that can be used to support students experiencing homelessness. Read more about the funding. You can help make sure that the needs of students experiencing homelessness are addressed in your school district’s or charter school’s plan to use the federal funding. How?