Starting a McKinney-Vento Program

Report
Starting a McKinney-Vento Program
First Steps
Demographics from Independence,
Mo
 Population of
Independence, Mo:
117,000
 District:
 Enrollment:
14,000+
 Buildings:
Domestic Violence shelter
Family shelter
TLP
 13-14:
 998 MV students
 135 UY
 27 K-12 buildings
 2 Early Ed only sites & 13
EE sites at Elem Schools
 Almost 70% Free &
reduced lunch
 49% increase since
09-10 school year
 6% increase over last 3
years
Educate
 Yourself
 Your District
 Your Community
 Families/students
Educate yourself on
McKinney-Vento
 Contact other area MV Liaisons
 Homeless Liaison Toolkit:
http://center.serve.org/nche/pr/liaison_toolkit.php
 NAECHY
 Most frequently asked questions:
http://www.naehcy.org/sites/default/files/images/dl/naehcy_faq.pdf
 Checklist to assist with school selection:
http://center.serve.org/nche/downloads/toolkit2/app6a.pdf
Educate yourself on
McKinney-Vento ct’d
 National Center for Hmls Ed website invaluable
 briefs - (http://center.serve.org/nche/briefs.php)
 http://center.serve.org/nche/downloads/briefs/reauthorization.pdf
 http://center.serve.org/nche/downloads/briefs/introduction.pdf
 http://center.serve.org/nche/downloads/briefs/sch_sel_checklist.pdf
 Eligibility for unaccompanied youth:
http://center.serve.org/nche/downloads/toolkit2/app9a.pdf
Educate district/schools
about homelessness
Those
who
have the
privilege
to know
have the
duty to
act.
~ Albert
Einstein
 Nationally & district specific
 Causes
 Numbers
 Effects on students
 Ways to help
Get “buy-in”/support
from the top down
 School board, Admin, principals, counselors,
nurses, PTA, enrollment personal
 District Professional Develop
 School Board mtgs
 PTA mtgs
 Principal mtgs
 School as a Whole mtgs
 Develop MV enrollment guide for secretaries
Educate local community
 Meet with community agencies
 Philanthropic Organizations
 Faith-based groups
 Media
 Newspaper
 Newsletters
 TV – human interest stories
Provide information to families &
students
 Posters
http://center.serve.org/nche/pr/er_poster.php#parent
 Brochures
 Flyers
 List of McKinney-Vento Rights &




Protections
Information about community resources
Family Nights
Partner with community service provides to
participate in information fairs
Back to School Nights
“…knowledge
has power. It
controls access
to opportunity
and
advancement.”
~Peter Drucker
You CAN’T do it alone
Resources, Networking & Collaborations
Know resources in your local
community
 Shelter Providers
 Faith-based organizations
You can do what I
cannot do.
I can do what you
cannot do.
Together we can
do great things.
~ Mother Teresa
 Community Agencies
 Continuum of Care
 Civic Organizations
Form Collaborations
 Meet with community agencies
 Philanthropic Organizations
 Faith-based groups
 Libraries
 Local businesses
 Attend Community Meetings
 Chamber of Commerce
Data/record keeping
Information is Power
Data Keeping
 Develop referral system
 Identify “key person” in each
building
 Tracking system/database
 FileMaker
 Access
 Excel
 School Information Mgmt
System
Nicole Sequeira
McKinney-Vento Liaison
Independence Mo School District
(816)521-5346
[email protected]
Brenda Dowdy
San Bernardino County Superintendent
of Schools
Homeless Education Program Specialist
(909) 386-2634
[email protected]
“…the most important work is not done by those who seem the
most important, but by those who care the most.
~Caroline Kennedy

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