Friday, September 4, 2015

Homeless Education Literacy Project (McKinney-Vento Act)

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 Homeless Education Literacy Project (McKinney-Vento Act), Dr. Sheila Jocelyn Shaw, D.B.A 

6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
34 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1517204211 (CreateSpace-Assigned) 

ISBN-10: 1517204216 
BISAC: Literary Collections / General

Homeless Education Literacy Project (McKinney-Vento Act)

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"If, due to a loss of housing, a child must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings, or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then he/she is eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act." (Read More...

Excerpts from the following websites:

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

Additional information from NACAC:

Additional resources are available on the NCHE handouts webpage at

The following is an excerpt from the powerpoint presentation provided by NCHE.

Who locally would be able to answer additional questions for me?
Taking the test and applying for the waiver to cover the cost of the tests?

¡AP exam fee waivers are available for eligible students with no limit on the number of waivers per student
¡To qualify for an AP exam fee waiver:
§The student receives or is eligible to receive free or reduced price lunch;
§The student's family receives TANF assistance; or
§The student is eligible to receive medical assistance under the Medicaid program
¡Waivers are administered at the school; speak with your school’s AP Coordinator
¡A full AP exam waiver consists of:
§A federal contribution of $53/exam
§A College Board contribution of $26/exam
§A school’s waiving of their $8/exam fee
¡Some states may continue to charge a nominal fee
¡More information is available from the College Board:
§Fee reductions for AP Exams
§2013 Details by State: AP Exam Fee Assistancehttp://2015 Details by State: AP Exam Fee Assistance

State Coordinator for Homeless Education contact information may be accessed at

Learn more about TRIO at

Federal Laws/Guidance/Resources Pertaining to the Education of Homeless Children and Youth:

Example state: Florida Statutes

1009.25 Fee exemptions.

(1) The following students are exempt from the payment of tuition and fees, including lab fees, at a school district that provides workforce education programs, Florida College System institution, or state university:
(a) A student enrolled in a dual enrollment or early admission program pursuant to s. 1007.271.
(b) A student enrolled in an approved apprenticeship program, as defined in s. 446.021.
(c) A student who is or was at the time he or she reached 18 years of age in the custody of the Department of Children and Families or who, after spending at least 6 months in the custody of the department after reaching 16 years of age, was placed in a guardianship by the court. Such exemption includes fees associated with enrollment in applied academics for adult education instruction. The exemption remains valid until the student reaches 28 years of age.
(d) A student who is or was at the time he or she reached 18 years of age in the custody of a relative or nonrelative under s. 39.5085 or who was adopted from the Department of Children and Families after May 5, 1997. Such exemption includes fees associated with enrollment in applied academics for adult education instruction. The exemption remains valid until the student reaches 28 years of age.
(e) A student enrolled in an employment and training program under the welfare transition program. The regional workforce board shall pay the state university, Florida College System institution, or school district for costs incurred for welfare transition program participants.
(f) A student who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence or whose primary nighttime residence is a public or private shelter designed to provide temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized, or a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
(g) A student who is a proprietor, owner, or worker of a company whose business has been at least 50 percent negatively financially impacted by the buyout of property around Lake Apopka by the State of Florida. Such student may receive a fee exemption only if the student has not received compensation because of the buyout, the student is designated a Florida resident for tuition purposes, pursuant to s. 1009.21, and the student has applied for and been denied financial aid, pursuant to s. 1009.40, which would have provided, at a minimum, payment of all student fees. The student is responsible for providing evidence to the postsecondary education institution verifying that the conditions of this paragraph have been met, including supporting documentation provided by the Department of Revenue. The student must be currently enrolled in, or begin coursework within, a program area by fall semester 2000. The exemption is valid for a period of 4 years after the date that the postsecondary education institution confirms that the conditions of this paragraph have been met.
(h) Pursuant to s. 402.403, child protection and child welfare personnel as defined in s. 402.402 who are enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in social work program, provided that the student attains at least a grade of “B” in all courses for which tuition and fees are exempted.

(2) Each Florida College System institution is authorized to grant student fee exemptions from all fees adopted by the State Board of Education and the Florida College System institution board of trustees for up to 54 full-time equivalent students or 1 percent of the institution’s total full-time equivalent enrollment, whichever is greater, at each institution.

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The McKinney-Vento Act in Our Schools Video Series
Patricia Julianelle, NAEHCY's Director of State Projects and Legal Affairs, created a series of videos to be used in brief McKinney-Vento trainings with school staff and community members. Ten short videos feature interviews with educators, each one designed for a specific audience, including registrars, principals, counselors, federal program administrators, superintendents, and community groups. A preview of three of the videos is available at To order a DVD containing all ten videos ($15.00 plus shipping/handling), contact Patricia Julianelle
Real Students, Real Schools Video Series
NAEHCY's Real Students, Real Schools videos feature McKinney-Vento homeless liaisons and students experiencing homelessness interviewing each other about their experiences. Two videos showcase high school students from around the country talking about losing their homes, how homelessness affected their education, and how their schools help them stay safe, stable, and successful.  The youth also share their advice and encouragement for other young people without stable housing. These two videos are also available in English and Spanish. In a third video, McKinney-Vento homeless liaisons from around the country answer questions from students about their work, challenges, and successes.
NAEHCY wishes to thank Virgin Unite for their generous financial support that enabled the production of these videos.


National Center for Homeless Education
The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) serves as the information and technical assistance center for the U.S. Department of Education's Education for Homeless Children and Youth program.
Visit NCHE's Awareness Videos resource webpage


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