Office of Accountability

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

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New York's Education for Homeless Children and Youth program provides support to ensure that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate, public education - including public preschool - provided to other New York children, with the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and student performance standards. Every school district, BOCES and charter school is required to have an LEA liaison whose duties include the removal of barriers to the enrollment, attendance and success of homeless children and youth in school.

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Technical assistance and support to local education agencies (LEAs) is provided by:

New York's Homeless Education Program Associate,
Melanie Faby (mfaby@mail.nysed.gov or 518-473-0295) and by the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Education www.nysteachs.org/external link icon or toll free at 1-800-388-2014).

For technical assistance information, forms for students experiencing homelessness, laws, regulations, training information and information briefs please visit the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Education (NYS-TEACHS) website at www.nysteachs.orgexternal link icon.

Last Updated: October 24, 2014