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Liaison for Homeless Students

The Homeless Liaison will coordinate activities and programs in the best interest of homeless students that will include but not be limited to establishment procedures to:

  • Continue the student's education in the school of origin for the duration of homelessness; in any case in which a family becomes homeless between academic years or during an academic year; or for the remainder of the academic year, if the student becomes permanently housed during an academic year.
  • Enroll the student in any public school that non-homeless students who live in the attendance area in which the student is actually living are eligible to attend.
  • Coordinate and inform parents of transportation to and from the school, if feasible, using the school transportation system.
  • Ensure that all staff are trained regarding homelessness.
  • Ensure that enrollment disputes are mediated in accordance with the law.
  • Inform parents and guardians of educational and related opportunities available to their children in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Educational Act.

  • Services and related opportunities for students include:

  • Free meals
  • Immediate enrollment without records
  • Tutoring or other instructional support
  • Expedited evaluations or testing
  • Transportation if needed and/or qualify
  • Early Childhood programs
  • Clothing to meet school requirements
  • Counseling
  • Coordination between schools and agencies
  • Participation in all school activities
  • Help obtain and transfer records needed for registration
  • Before/After-school, mentoring, and summer programs
  • Parent education related to rights and resources
  • School supplies
  • Obtaining or transferring records necessary for enrollment
  • Referrals for medical, dental and other health services