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Homeless Liaison Toolkit | 2013 Edition

NCHE's Homeless Liaison Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that will assist both new and veteran local liaisons in carrying out their responsibilities. Drawing on the expertise of practitioners with over ten years of experience in implementing the McKinney-Vento Act, the 2013 edition of the Homeless Liaison Toolkit includes requirements of the law, good practices, sample forms, and links to resources. Seventeen chapters on topics essential to implementing the McKinney-Vento Act synthesize in an easy-to-read format the essentials that local liaisons must know in order to carry out their responsibilities.

The toolkit may be downloaded in its entirety and used as a comprehensive source, or downloaded by chapter or appendix, as needed. Select the file name below to download:

Homeless Liaison Toolkit (complete toolkit)

Chapters

Chapter One: Overview and History
Chapter Two: Local Educational Agency and Homeless Liaison Responsibilities
Chapter Three: Identification of Students Experiencing Homelessness
Chapter Four: Determining Eligibility
Chapter Five: Enrolling Homeless Students
Chapter Six: School Selection
Chapter Seven: Transportation
Chapter Eight: Dispute Resolution
Chapter Nine: Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
Chapter Ten: Working with Parents
Chapter Eleven: Collaboration
Chapter Twelve: Training and Awareness
Chapter Thirteen: Data Collection and Requirements
Chapter Fourteen: Subgrants
Chapter Fifteen: Managing the Work
Chapter Sixteen: Related Legislation
Chapter Seventeen: Additional Resources

Appendices

Appendix 1.A History of the McKinney-Vento Act
Appendix 2.A Homeless Liaison Responsibilities
Appendix 2.B Quick Guide to Important Sections of the McKinney-Vento Act
Appendix 2.C Understanding My Homeless Education Program
Appendix 3.A Sample Residency Information Form
Appendix 4.A Legal Definition of Homelessness
Appendix 5.A Missing Documents
Appendix 5.B Sample Caregiver Form
Appendix 6.A School Selection Checklist for Decision-Making
Appendix 7.A Sample Parent Contract
Appendix 8.A Written Enrollment Decision Notice
Appendix 8.B Dispute Review Guide
Appendix 9.A Unaccompanied Youth Eligibility Flowchart
Appendix 10.A Suggested Guidelines for a Parent Agreement
Appendix 11.A McKinney-Vento Law and Guidance Related to Collaboration
Appendix 11.B Collaborations Required by Law
Appendix 11.C Basic Tips for Collaboration
Appendix 12.A Presenter Tips
Appendix 12.B Common Signs of Homelessness
Appendix 14.A McKinney-Vento Subgrant Authorized Activities
Appendix 15.A Template of Quadrants to Determine Priorities
Appendix 15.B Top 5 List
Appendix 15.C School Level Point of Contact Information
Appendix 15.D Needs Assessment Worksheet and Summary
Appendix 15.E Sample Barrier Tracking Form

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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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