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Prologue to the McKinney-Vento Destitute act Government Programs Gathering September 27-29, 2009 Welcome! Donna Money, Director McKinney-Vento and Even Begin Programs Branch of Rudimentary and Optional Training Optional Stipends PO Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
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Prologue to the McKinney-Vento Homeless act Federal Programs Conference September 27-29, 2009

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Welcome! Donna Cash, Supervisor McKinney-Vento & Even Start Programs Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Discretionary Grants PO Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480 (573) 522-8763

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what number kids and youth experience vagrancy? 1.35 million kids 10% of all kids living in destitution 733,000-1.3 million young people Over 40% of all kids who are destitute are less than 5 years old National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

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Homeless definition under McKinney-Vento As determined in the statute, the term “homeless” implies people who do not have a settled, consistent, and sufficient evening habitation. In the event that the living arrangement is not altered, general, and satisfactory, it is viewed as a destitute circumstance.

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Main subjects of McKinney-Vento School strength they can keep on heading off to their school of beginning where they have assembled connections School get to no boundaries to enlistment Support for scholastic achievement giving administrations if necessary When settling on choices for our destitute understudies, we have to ask ourselves— “What is in the child’s best interest?” First and chief choices must be kid focused.

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Problems normally confronted by youngsters living in destitute circumstances Enrollment prerequisites – might not have: School or inoculation records Proof of living arrangement or guardianship Other records required for enlistment They have high portability Results in an absence of school dependability and instructive congruity Lack of transportation, school supplies, garments, and so on. Weakness, weariness, craving Prejudice and misconception

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The reasons for Homelessness incorporate however are not restricted to… Divorce Automobile related Domestic savagery Illness Job misfortune Lack of moderate lodging Lack of kid bolster Natural debacle (flames, surges, tornados) What different reasons would you be able to consider?

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Homelessness results from a mind boggling arrangement of circumstances. These circumstances oblige individuals to pick between nourishment, cover, and other fundamental needs. It is not something that you can anticipate. What happens on the off chance that you lose your occupation? Are determined to have a long haul disease? Have a flame in you\'re home? Ask yourself, “How long could my reserve funds last?” Students living in destitute circumstances face fear consistently.

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Determining Eligibility

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Ask yourself… “Does the student’s living circumstance make a high hazard to his steady enlistment or cooperation in a specific school?” If the answer is “yes,” the McKinney-Vento Act might just apply.

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“ The Beast\'s Nature ” Determining qualification is a case-by-case determination made by analyzing the living course of action of every individual understudy. A few occasions will be obvious; others will require further request and after that a careful decision. Determinations of qualification can\'t postpone quick enlistment and the brief procurement of administrations for MV understudies.

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Examples of Homelessness sharing the lodging of others living in motels, inns, outdoors grounds living in a crisis or transitional asylum anticipating child care situation living in spots not intended for people to live living in autos, parks, surrendered structures, transport or train stations transient youngsters additionally qualify as destitute when living under these same conditions

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What is the meaning of an Unaccompanied Youth? An Unaccompanied Youth who is viewed as destitute is somebody who is not in the physical care of a guardian or watchman and who meets the criteria for vagrancy in the definition. Keep in mind! An adolescent can be qualified paying little heed to whether he/she was requested that leave the home or decided to leave; recollect that occasionally there is “more than meets the eye” for youth’s home life circumstances.

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Examples of conceivable UY Scenarios Youth that was requested that leave home by a guardian. Youth has been compelled to leave home by parent(s), may have flee. Youth has decided to leave home to live with a sweetheart/sweetheart. Outsider youth—parents ousted or folks send kids here to live. Youth whose parent(s) are in prison, in the healing facility, and so forth

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Questions you may need to ask Does the understudy have any lawful rights to be in that home? At the end of the day, would he be able to/she be requested that leave whenever with no legitimate plan of action? Is the living circumstance planned to be brief or long haul? Did the understudy move into the home as a critical measure to abstain from being in the city or in another dubious circumstance?

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Do understudies need guardianship papers or other documentation? No, school areas must enlist youth in school regardless of the fact that they don\'t have guardianship archives or POA papers/records. The choice to look for lawful guardianship or force of lawyer does not affect regardless of whether a school ought to select a young.

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What if an understudy has been suspended for bad conduct from his/her previous school? Must the school enlist this understudy ? The McKinney-Vento Act does not overrule state or nearby train arrangements. On the off chance that an adolescent is suspended for conduct inconsequential to his or her vagrancy, normal enlistment techniques apply. In the event that train move was made against an adolescent for reasons identified with vagrancy (for instance, over the top nonattendances brought on by vagrancy), the young ought not be punished or denied enlistment and the approach ought to be amended.

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Enrollment Homeless check can be taken care of so as to not disregard security or endanger lodging courses of action. It is up to the nearby contact, enlistment staff, and/or other school work force to be delicate and circumspect.

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Enrollment continued… Remember every single such exertion must be grounded in affectability and admiration. Intrusive examining may destabilize the family or youth further and may make a boundary to the student’s enlistment, in this manner damaging the McKinney-Vento Act. Moreover, utilizing these systems may abuse the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Benefit put strategies and systems set up Keep it positive and steady rather than obtrusive and undermining Talk with folks and understudies Do sign the understudy up with the expectation of complimentary lunch Get contact data for a relative or gatekeeper

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Don’t… Threaten or badger folks or understudies, abuse their protection, or risk their lodging Pose hindrances to enlistment

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School Selection School of cause or school of living arrangement The school of habitation is the current physical abiding where the destitute kid or youth is dozing. The school of beginning is the school that the tyke or youth went to when forever housed or the school in which the tyke or youth was last selected.

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School Selection continued… Students can keep going to their school of starting point the whole time they are destitute and until the end of any scholastic year in which they move into perpetual lodging. On the off chance that an understudy is sent to a school other than the school of starting point or the school asked for by the guardian or watchman, the LEA must give the guardian or gatekeeper with a composed clarification of its choice and the privilege to advance.

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Segregation School District can\'t isolate destitute understudies They can\'t have separate projects inside of the school. On the other hand have separate settings inside of the school.

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Homeless Education Liaison

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Every LEA must… Designate a suitable staff individual as a neighborhood destitute instruction contact The destitute contact must work to guarantee that destitute youngsters and youth have equivalent access to the same free state funded training as is given to other kids and youth.

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Duties of the Local Liaison Must team up and coordinate with the State Coordinators for Homeless Education, group faculty, and other school work force Ensure that kids and youth in destitute circumstances are recognized. Guarantee that destitute understudies enlist in and have full and equivalent chance to succeed in school. Use enlistment and withdrawal structures to ask about living circumstances. Determination question Inform folks/gatekeepers or youth of training and guardian inclusion opportunities.

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Duties of the Local Liaison proceeded with … Link understudies with instructive administrations. Illuminate folks/gatekeepers or youth of transportation administrations, including the school of birthplace . Post open notification of instructive rights. Try uncommon endeavors to distinguish preschool kids. Give mindfulness exercises to class staff. Give outreach materials and blurbs Educate school staff about “warning signs” that may demonstrate a selected kid or youth may be encountering vagrancy. Create associations with truancy authorities and/or other participation officers.

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TRANSPORTATION Homeless understudies must be given transportation to and from their school of starting point. For unaccompanied youth, transportation to and from the school of root must be given at the neighborhood liaison’s demand. On the off chance that the understudy is living outside the school of birthplace, the LEA where the understudy is living and the school of starting point must decide how to separate the expense of giving transportation. Transportation should likewise be accommodated destitute understudies when equivalent administrations are given to different understudies.

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Dispute Resolution Every school region in Missouri must build up question determination methods. At the point when a disagreement

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