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No Migrant Child Left Behind

No Migrant Child Left Behind. How McKinney & Migrant Education Programs Can Work Together to Serve Migrant Students Who Are Experiencing Homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Act Title X, Part C of NCLB. Maria Perez de Leon Statewide Migrant Education Recruitment Coordinator

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No Migrant Child Left Behind

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  1. No Migrant Child Left Behind How McKinney & Migrant Education Programs Can Work Together to Serve Migrant Students Who Are Experiencing Homelessness

  2. The McKinney-Vento ActTitle X, Part C of NCLB Maria Perez de Leon Statewide Migrant Education Recruitment Coordinator Homeless Liaison for Homeless Migrant Colorado Department of Education Phone: 303-866-6754 E-mail: perez-deleon_m@cde.state.co.us Dana Scott State Coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth Colorado Department of Education Phone: 303-866-6930 Email: Scott_d@cde.state.co.us

  3. Colorado Data (McK-V and MEP) In the 2007-08 school year: • Colorado’s 8 migrant regions identified 11,614 children and youth living in migrant situations • Of this number 2,124 were identified as “McKinney-Vento” eligible • In total, Colorado school districts identified 12,302 children and youth experiencing homelessness

  4. Barriers to Education for Children & Youth in Homeless Situations • High mobility • Enrollment requirements (school records, immunizations, proof of residence and guardianship) • Lack of transportation • Lack of access to programs • Lack of school supplies, clothing, etc. • Poor health, fatigue, hunger • Prejudice and misunderstanding Education for Homeless Children and Youth

  5. Eligibility—Who is a McKinney Student? Children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence— • Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations • Living in emergency or transitional shelters • Abandoned in hospitals

  6. Who is a McKinney Student? (cont.) • Awaiting foster care placement • Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc. • Migratory children living in above circumstances • Are unaccompanied youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian lacking a fixed, adequate or regular nighttime residence

  7. McKinney Vento Overview Main themes: • School stability • School access • Support for academic success • Child-centered, best interest decision making

  8. The Rights of McKinney students: When migrant students are identified as eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Act, they are ensured many rights: • A Homeless Education Liaison in every public school district • Enroll in school immediately without proof of residency, immunizations, school records, etc… • Choose between the local school where they are living (“Attendance Area School”) OR • The school they attended before they lost their housing or the school where they were last enrolled (“School of Origin”)

  9. Differ The Rights of McKinney students: (cont) • Get transportation to their school of origin (if in their best interest) • Receive the school services they need • Be free from harassment and isolation • Have disagreements with the school settled quickly through a dispute resolution process


  11. Title I-C Programs Migrant Education Program: Bi-National Teacher Exchange Transfer Documents Parent Advisory Council Emergency Hotline- 1-800-234-8848 Migrant Youth Institute

  12. Identification and Recruitment “Finding and enrolling eligible migrant children is the cornerstone of the Migrant Education Program and its importance cannot be over emphasized” Identification and recruitment are critical activities… NRG of 2003

  13. Identification and Recruitment Connecting recruiters with the right contacts and resources!

  14. Cross Program Communication and Collaboration • Sharing information on the C.O.E. • Linking school district homeless education liaisons with migrant recruiters • Get to know each other • How do you share data? (SLV example) • What are your next steps after this training???

  15. Maximizing Resources McK-V • Title IA “homeless set-asides” • Subgrants • National Homeless Education Hotline: 1-800-308-2145 MEP • Emergency Hotline: 1-800-234-8848 • Academic Support through MEP

  16. Know Your Community Local resources: • United Way • 2-1-1 Information and Referral Line • Department of Human Resources • Local Funders

  17. Migrant Ed + Homeless Ed Where do I start? • Dana Scott McKinney Homeless Education Programs 303-866-6930 scott_d@cde.state.co.us • Maria Perez- de Leon Statewide Migrant Recruitment Coordinator 303-866-6754 Perez-delion_m@cde.state.co.us A full list of Colorado district liaisons can be found at: www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprevention/homeless_liaisons.htm

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