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Guidance: Homeless Education Policies

2013-14 Homeless Education Policies, Requirements and Implementation.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Section 722(g)(1)(J)(ii)

Local educational agencies will designate an appropriate staff person, who may also be a coordinator for other Federal programs, as a local educational agency liaison for homeless children and youths, to carry out the duties described in paragraph (6)(A).

ESEA Section 1113(c)(3)(A)

A local educational agency shall reserve such funds as necessary under this part to provide services comparable to those provided to children in schools funded under this part to serve–

Homeless Education Policy—ESEA Sections 722(g)(1)(I), 722(g)(1)(J)(i), 722(g)(1)(C), 722(g)(3)(E), and 722(g)(1)(J)(iii)

Each State shall submit to the Secretary a plan to provide for the education of homeless children and youths in the State. Such plan shall include the following:

Non Stigmatized or Segregated—ESEA Section 722(g)(1)(J)(i)

The State educational agency and local educational agencies in the State will adopt policies and practices to ensure that homeless children and youths are not stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status as homeless.

Dispute Resolution Process—ESEA Sections 722(g)(1)(C) and 722(g)(3)(E)

Section 722(g)(1)(C): Each State shall submit to the Secretary a plan to provide for the education of homeless children and youths in the State. Such plan shall include the following:

  1. A description of procedures for the prompt resolution of disputes regarding the educational placement of homeless children and youths.

Section 722(g)(3)(E): ENROLLMENT DISPUTES—If a dispute arises over school selection or enrollment in a school—

Transportation—ESEA Section 722(g)(1)(J)(iii)
The State and its local educational agencies will adopt policies and practices to ensure that transportation is provided, at the request of the parent or guardian (or in the case of an unaccompanied youth, the liaison), to and from the school of origin.
ESEA Section 722(g)(6)(A)(v)
Public notice of the educational rights of homeless children and youths is disseminated where such children and youths receive services under this Act, such as schools, family shelters, and soup kitchens.

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