This program works to ensure the enrollment, attendance and the opportunity to succeed in school for homeless children and youth. This program collaborates with other state agencies and community providers to support homeless families and their students.
For technical assistance, complaints or other questions please contact our Problem Resolution Services staff at 781-338-3700 or Compliance@doe.mass.edu .
Shirley Fan-Chan , Homeless Education State Coordinator
Regional Liaisons have considerable experience and are available to provide local district liaisons with technical assistance on cases, best practices, and resources, assist with district trainings and mentor new homeless liaisons.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance — Advisories
DESE Guidance on Data Collection
Guidance on Fixed, Regular, and Adequate Housing: Identifying Family and Youth Homelessness
US Department of Agriculture Guidance for Homeless Children in School Nutrition Programs
Non-Regulatory Guidance: Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act (Title Vii Part B of McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance and Title IX Part A of ESSA.)
Massachusetts Caregivers Affidavit
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 the latest homeless education data collection report information, please email email@example.com .
National Center for Homeless Education
Last Updated: November 7, 2023
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370
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