The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

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Purpose To give understudies in destitute circumstances measure up to access to a similar free, proper government funded instruction as gave to non-destitute understudies.

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The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Act Public Law 100-77 Signed July 22, 1987 by Ronald Reagan Title VII Part B "The Education of Homeless Children and Youth

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ESEA Public Law 89-10 Signed by Lyndon Johnson as a major aspect of his "War on Poverty" on April 9, 1965 Reauthorized like clockwork Two latest reauthorizations have deliver changes to Title VII Part B of the McKinney Act

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IASA Public Law 103-382 Signed by Bill Clinton on October 20, 1994 Greater Flexibility with Funds Preschoolers Eligible Parent voice in understudy position

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NCLB Public Law 107-110 Signed by George Bush on January 8, 2002 Title X Part C Purpose – see freebee Expanded definition for destitute youngsters and youth – see gift Expanded rights and obligations

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Student Rights Immediate enlistment and participation Transportation to and from school of source Automatically qualified for free dinners

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FAFSA "School Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007" Easier to apply for, and get, Federal Financial Aid

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"Autonomous Students" Unaccompanied and Homeless Youth Unaccompanied, at danger of vagrancy, and self supporting Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth (since age 13) Parental pay not required or utilized Parental mark a bit much

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Verification Local Homeless Education Liaison US Dept. of HUD destitute help program executive or designee Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Program Director or designee A Financial Aid Administrator Verified as unaccompanied in the scholarly year in which they apply for help

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All Districts Condition of Funding Homeless Education Liaison – see gift Dispute Resolution Process

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Major Barriers Frequent Moves (school to class) Transportation Guardianship and vaccination necessities

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Major Barriers Student charges/costs Difficulty with access to freely subsidized projects, for example, Head Start, Even Start, and custom curriculum administrations. Absence of Awareness

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Awareness Common signs that an understudy might be in a destitute circumstance Note: these are general rules, there is huge changeability among the school age populace

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Lack of Continuity in Education Attending a wide range of schools, or no schools Lack of records needed for enlistment Gaps in ability improvement

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Poor Health/Nutrition Lack of vaccinations (&/or records) Unmet therapeutic/dental needs Chronic Hunger/Food Hoarding Fatigue/Falling sleeping in class

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Transportation and participation issues Erratic participation/lateness Inability to contact guardians Numerous Absences Avoidance of class field trips

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Poor Hygiene Wearing same garments for a few days Lack of cleanliness of self/attire

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Not Ready for Class Lack of fundamental supplies Concern for wellbeing of assets Incomplete or missing homework

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Social and Behavioral Clues Frequent conduct changes "Old" past years Protective of guardians Poor/limited capacity to focus Poor self-regard Difficulty or shirking in making companions Difficulty in trusting individuals Need for prompt satisfaction

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Parent, Guardian, or Child Reactions Anger or shame when requested current address Mention of remaining with grandparents, different relatives, companions, or motel, etcetera.. .

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Nebraska's Program Annual Competition Application Quality and Need Title I Part A Match

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Fremont Grand Island Hastings Kearney Lincoln Omaha Papillion-LaVista Scottsbluff Lexington (new 08-09) (see rundown sheet) Districts that have gotten subsidizing before (yet are not right now) include: North Platte South Sioux City Nine Districts Funded

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Roger Reikofski Nebraska Homeless Education Coordinator Email: Phone: 402-471-2968 Fax: 402-471-0117 Nebraska Department of Education Nebraska State Office Building (6 th Floor) 301 Centennial Mall South PO Box 94987 Lincoln, NE 68509-4987 Contact Information

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Other Resources The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) PO Box 26274 Minneapolis, MN 55426 Phone: (763) 545-0064 Fax: (763) 545-9499 Email: Web:

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Other Resources National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) PO Box 5367 Greensboro, NC 27435 Phone: (800) 308-2145 Fax: (336) 315-7457 Email: Web:

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Other Resources National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) 1411 K Street NW, Suite 1400 Washington, DC 20005 Phone: (202) 638-2535 Fax: (202) 628-2737 Email: see site to email Web: