Program Resources & Training Materials
DATES OF MEETINGS
Title X Subgrantee Meetings Open to any McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Liaison in Colorado:
- October 11, 2012
- January 24, 2013
- April 16, 2013
NEW LIAISON SECTION
- New Liaison Orientation PowerPoint (PPT) updated 2008
- Educational Rights for Homeless Children and Youth Posters These are available in English and Spanish to download and help LEAs comply with federal posting requirements. Posters can be ordered at NCHE at SERVE. The first 25 ordered are free
- NCHE at SERVE Local Liaison TOOLKIT a comprehensive resource that will assist both new and veteran local liaisons in carrying out their responsibilities
- Ten Things YOU Can Do to Help Children in Homeless Situations Go Back to School (PDF) for back to school
- Training Examples and Docs
- Sample Policies
- Sample Enrollment
- Enrollment Tools and Sample Forms (PDF) from NCHE at SERVE
- Transportation Options for Parents (DOC) from Jeffco Schools
TITLE I SET-ASIDES AND THE CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION
- District Homeless Education Plans (DOC) Title IA (Section 1111(a)), requires that a district receiving Title IA funds must include in its district plan a plan to provide services to homeless students to ensure compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act (Subtitle VIIB, Section 722).
- Title I- Title X Set-asides (PPT) Collaboration and Compliance PowerPoint Presentation
- Determining Title I Set-asides (PDF) Four Methods for Determining New Mandatory Title I, Part A Set-Aside for Homeless Children
SPECIAL EDUCATION AND HOMELESSNESS
- Tips for Helping Students (PDF) Those Recovering from Traumatic Events
- Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (PDF) Reauthorization 2004 at a Glance
- Quick Turn Around (PDF) A brief analysis of a critical issue in special education - Project Forum
- Connecting Homeless Students to Special Education Service (PDF) National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
- Homeless and Special Education Administrative Collaboration (PDF) Recommendations focus on the areas of expediting enrollment and the provision of services, and coordinating programs and services.
MIGRANT AND HOMELESSNESS
- No Migrant Child Left Behind Overview PowerPoint (PPT) updated 2009
- NCHE Migrant Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness brief (PDF) This brief identifies the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act dealing with migrant children and youth experiencing homelessness and offers strategies for implementation
OTHER RESOURCE LINKS
- SERVE: The National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE. The Center provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
- National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth: NAEHCY connects educators, parents, advocates, researchers, and service providers to ensure school enrollment and attendance, and overall success for children and youth whose lives have been disrupted by the lack of safe, permanent, and adequate housing.
- Colorado Office of Homeless Youth Services: The purpose of OHYS is to provide information, coordination, and technical assistance to public and private entities serving homeless youth.
- US Department of Education: ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
- Interagency Council on Homelessness: The Council has stabled a broad range of intergovernmental partnerships to end homelessness.
- Colorado Coalition for the Homeless: The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado.
- Hunger Free Colorado: The organization addresses policy change, collaborative programming, and strategic resource development, targeted awareness building, and measuring progress. It was formed from the restructuring of the Colorado Anti-Hunger Network and the Colorado Food Bank Association.
- United Way 211 Information: 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember and universally recognizable number that makes a critical connection between individuals and families in need and the appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies. 211 online has a database of local resources at your fingertips.
MEDIA LINKS AND ARTICLES
- CDE MCKINNEY-VENTO PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT View the CDE Public Service Announcement on YouTube
- Colorado Public Radio Interviews
- News Articles
- Colorado News : Housing and Homeless updated news articles about homelessness from around the state of Colorado
- Denver Agencies and Documentation (PDF) These agencies assist with obtaining documentation courtesy of the Denver Public Schools
- Who Are Homeless Children and Youth? (PDF) A useful handout for parents, school and community audiences on the definition of homelessness and the educational rights guaranteed through the McKinney-Vento Act.
Resources for Unaccompanied Youth
(DOC) Jeffco Public Schools
Unaccompanied Resource Guide updated 2010