Identification of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Each school year, LEAs provide outreach through information-sharing and -gathering activities such as:
- A housing questionnaire as part of the district’s enrollment packet to screen for possible McKinney-Vento eligibility.
- Posting notices of the rights of McKinney-Vento students in the community in places where families and youth in homeless situations are likely to see them.
- Sharing information about McKinney-Vento eligibility and services in student handbooks, on district website, and in brochures or other informational materials distributed throughout district and community.
Additional resources to assist LEA in identifying students experiencing homelessness:
COVID-19 Tool Guidance for Students Experiencing Homelessness
COVID-19 Tool Identification Tool for School Staff