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Data Collection and Reporting
(Rest of State) Presented in Collaboration w/ the Office of Information and Reporting Services
This webinar will provide an opportunity to learn about data sources, the data verification process, and the role of the Student Information Repository System (SIRS) in the data collection process and reporting of students experiencing homelessness.
Understanding the STAC-202 Policy
This webinar will focus on providing information on the STAC 202 process. Opportunities will be provided to determine whether an LEA should apply for tuition reimbursement or direct bill another school district for the cost of educating a student in temporary housing.
Preparing Students for Postsecondary Education and Completing the FAFSA
This webinar will discuss these barriers and provide strategies for helping youth experiencing homelessness prepare for and transition to post-secondary education, with particular emphasis on college preparation. Information will be provided on how to complete the FAFSA and obtain fee waivers.
McKinney-Vento Webinars - New York City
Trauma-Informed Support Webinar Series
Mandatory McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Training
Under the federal McKinney-Vento Act, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), McKinney-Vento liaisons are required to participate in professional development so they can better identify and meet the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness (42 U.S.C. §§ 11432[f] & [g][A][ix]).
The field memo attached titled, “MV Required Training Memo 22-23”, provides information regarding professional development and training required of McKinney-Vento liaisons to better identify and meet the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness in accordance with the federal McKinney-Vento Act.
Federal law also requires that McKinney-Vento liaisons ensure that local educational agency (LEA) personnel providing McKinney-Vento services (e.g., superintendents, registrars, transportation directors, CSE chairs, school counselors, school social workers, principals, Title I directors, teachers) receive professional development.
Liaisons can either provide such LEA personnel with training themselves or ensure that they participate in one training offered by NYS-TEACHS.
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