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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

The Office for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

We work to ensure the enrollment, attendance and the opportunity to succeed in school for homeless children and youth. We provide technical assistance and guidance to school districts and families. This Office collaborates with other state agencies and community providers to support homeless families and their students. Questions regarding the Massachusetts implementation of McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act and/or individual cases are always accepted.

Homeless Education Liaison

Staff

Sarah Slautterback, State Coordinator
Phone Number: 781-338-6330
Elizabeth Harris, Student Support
Phone Number: 781-338-6310

Guidance

View HTML Page   Homelessness and Title I Please note: Includes the 2014 Federal Policy Letter on new Title 1 spending authority.
View HTML Page   Advisory 2002 - 1: Definitions;
View HTML Page   Advisory 2002 - 2: Enrollment of Homeless Students and School Records;
View HTML Page   Advisory 2002 - 3: School Selection and Transportation Requirements for Homeless Students;
View HTML Page   Advisory 2002 - 4: Homeless Students' Access to Child Nutrition Programs;
View HTML Page   Advisory 2003 - 5: Title I and Homeless Students;
View HTML Page   Advisory 2003 - 6: Serving Homeless Preschool Children;
View HTML Page   Advisory 2003 - 7: McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Dispute Resolution Process;
Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document  Advisory 2003 - 7A: School District Notification of Enrollment Decision;
Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document  Advisory 2003 - 7B: Appeal of School District Notification of Enrollment Decision.
View HTML Page   Advisory 2004 - 8: Unaccompanied Youth, and
View HTML Page   Advisory 2015 - 9: Children and Youth in State Care or Custody
View HTML Page   Advisory 2007 - 10: Clarifying the Provision of Transportation Requirements for Homeless Students 2002 - 3
View HTML Page   ESE Homeless Education Guidance 2013
View HTML Page   Massachusetts Caregivers Affidavit
View HTML Page   US Department of Agriculture Guidance for Homeless Children in School Nutrition Programs

Grant Program

Funding is available to school districts with significant numbers of homeless students and can be used to provide tutoring and academic support, professional development, engagement of homeless parents in their children's education, and access to mentoring, after school and summer programming. The current RFP for this grant provides further details.

For New Homeless Education Liaisons

We are glad you have found us and look forward to working with you. The following Power Point presentation was used at the October 2014 New Homeless Liaison Orientation Sessions.

Download PDF Document  Download Powerpoint Presentation
2015 Orientation to Homeless Education

The learning continues with each new homeless case. Please feel free to contact the Office for assistance if you have questions or to introduce yourself. Even the most experienced liaisons find it helpful to talk over a case from time to time!

Upcoming Trainings, Meetings & Orientations

Download PDF Document  Download Powerpoint Presentation
McKinney-Vento Webinar: Overview of McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Under ESSA
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ESE Data

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McKinney-Vento Summary 2010 to 2015
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ESE Guidance on Data Collection
Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Summary on Massachusetts homeless students
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2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Summary on Massachusetts homeless students
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2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Summary on Massachusetts homeless students
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2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Summary on Massachusetts homeless students
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A Snapshot of Homelessness in Massachusetts Public Schools: 2005 Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Massachusetts Annual Homeless Enrollment Data

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Last Updated: March 29, 2016
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