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A McKinney-Vento Toolbox: Constructing a Robust and Rigorous Homeless Education Program, In Case of Disaster and Every Day

This toolbox is designed to help school districts implement the McKinney-Vento Act fully, so they can address the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness on a daily basis and in times of disaster. The toolbox contains information and practical lessons learned and resources developed during the recovery process following the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes.
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Introduction and Table of Contents
Toolbox Part I Developing Strong Community Collaborations, Including Disaster Planning and Mitigation
Toolbox Part II Implementation of the McKinney-Vento Act, Including Disaster Response
Toolbox Part III Mental Health and Academic Success, Including Disaster Recovery
Appendix 1 Topical Index
Appendix 2 Comprehensive Community Stakeholders Chart
Appendix 3 Glossary of Key Terms and Acronyms in Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery
Appendix 4 Sample Letter to a Collaborative Task Force Invitee
Appendix 5 Issue Brief: Determining Eligibility for Rights and Services Under the McKinney-Vento Act
Appendix 6 Sample Enrollment Forms
Appendix 7 Questions for Discussing Enrollment Timing with Displaced Parents and Youth
Appendix 8 School Selection: A Checklist for Decision Making
Appendix 9 Enrollment Checklist
Appendix 10 Issue Brief: Prompt and Proper Placement: Enrolling Students Without Records
Appendix 11 Records Management Checklist
Appendix 12 Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Policies for Homeless Students
Appendix 13 Contact List for Students Who Have Experienced a Traumatic Event
Appendix 14 Sample Transportation Forms
Appendix 15 Sample Free Meal Application Form
Appendix 16 Media Relations Tip Sheet
Appendix 17 Disaster Assessment and Referral Tool for Children and Adolescents
Appendix 18 Disaster Mental Health Plan Checklist
Appendix 19 Sample Case Management Form
Appendix 20 Quick-Start Disaster Response Tool
Appendix 21 State Coordinators' Companion
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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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