Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) federal mandate, Title I is required to set aside funding that provides comparable educational opportunities, services, and resources to children and youth experiencing homelessness at non-Title I schools.
The McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines “homeless children and youth” as individuals that lack a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence. Under state and federal law, students may receive access to public education from ages 21 and under and up to age 22 if placed in special education programs.
Title I Part A Homeless Services For Students in Non-Title I Schools
- Transition Coaches targeting secondary graduation/college and career readiness
- School-based funding allocations
- Tutoring services
- District Homeless Liaison support
- Resource matching
- Academic and non-academic resources and services
- Community and business partnership support
Non-Title I Schools Serviced for 2019-2020
- Homeless Steering Committee
- Department of Education Homeless Contact
- Family and Parent Engagement (Poverty Simulations)
Glenda Butler, Federal Programs, Specialist