McKinney-Vento is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in U.S. public schools. It was reauthorized as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act in January 2002.
McKinney-Vento Definition of Homeless: Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act) defines "homeless" as follows:
The term "homeless children and youths"--
(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 103(a)(1)); and
(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living
in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as
a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (within the meaning of section 103(a)(2)(C));
(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations,
or similar settings; and
(iv) migratory children (as such term is defined in section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965) who qualify
as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).
Jerome School Building Homeless Liaisons
Jerome High School:Christi Gilmore.
Jefferson Elementary School:Elise Gilbert.
Horizon Elementary: Jan Ganguet.
Jerome Middle School:Daisy Rodriquez.
District Coordination under direction of Federal Programs Office, Jerome School District; Clark Muscat, Director.
The local liaison serves as one of the primary contacts between homeless families and school staff, district personnel, shelter workers, and other service providers.The liaison coordinates services to ensure that homeless children and youth enroll in school and have the opportunity to succeed academically. Liaisons should review the videos on homelessness and read the following summary of responsibilities in the document section below.
Access to Food for Homeless and Highly Mobile Students.pdf ViewDownload
This brief is designed for state and local child nutrition program administrators, cafeteria managers, State Coordinators for Homeless Education, and local homeless education liaisons. It explains the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Child Nutrition Division (CND) policies regarding eligibility for free school meals for certain homeless, migrant, runaway, and foster students; addresses frequently asked questions about implementing these policies; and offers tools to ensure that these students can access food both inside and outside of school.
Jerome Area Community Resource List for educators, community members and stakeholders. This list supplies contacts for finding resources for assistance in the community area, including medical and living needs. (Download for best viewing)
A letter and a fact sheet regarding immigrant students' rights to attend public school, and providing guidance on the documents aschool cannot request or require upon enrollment. This is put out by the U.S.E.D. and we advise downloading to keep links active.
Nov 16, 2012, 11:56 AM
Educations for Homeless Children and Youth Dispute Resolution Process.pdf ViewDownload
In compliance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and Section 33-1404, Idaho Code, the following procedures are established to promptly resolve disputes regarding the educational placement of students experiencing homelessness.
A brochure from the National Center for Homeless Education's technical assistance center that assists schools and communities in helping children in homeless situations enroll and succeed in school.
Nov 8, 2012, 11:36 AM
SDE Homeless Districts Residence Counts December 2011.pdf ViewDownload
Idaho State Department of Education Homeless counts. December 2011 Reporting
Mar 1, 2012, 6:55 AM
Supporting the Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness.pdf ViewDownload
This brochure (in both English and Spanish) is from the National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Nov 8, 2012, 11:45 AM
Supporting the Education of Children and Youth Without Permanent Housing.pdf ViewDownload
Educational rights for children and youth lacking fixed, regular, and adequate housing
Nov 8, 2012, 11:47 AM
Written Notificaton of Homeless Student Placement and Enrollment Decision Form.docx ViewDownload
Written Notification of Homeless Student Placement and Enrollment Decision based on guidance from the State Department of Education. Document to be used in schools and to be completed by the receiving school when eligibility is denied or an enrollment request is denied.