NCLB

No Child Left Behind

Title I LEA Plan for Homeless Students

No Child Left Behind

Consolidated Application Update/
DCEP Addendum Update

2009-10

Items 1, 2 and 3 must be completed by all LEAs that receive Title I funds.

*Note:  If the LEA has non-Title I schools, a reserve must be included in the Title I FS-10 for services for homeless children who attend non-Title I Schools.  Even if no homeless children or unaccompanied youth are currently identified, a reserve should be included for homeless children who may enroll during the school year.

  1. Describe the services the LEA will provide homeless children and unaccompanied youth, including services provided with funds reserved under section 1113(c)(3)(A) of Title I.  These services should include the mandated duties of the homeless liaisons, which can be found in the U.S. Department of Education Guidance at the website www.serve.org/nche/m-v.php.  The funds reserved for homeless children and unaccompanied youth should be used to provide services to homeless children and unaccompanied youth who are attending non-Title I Schools, including providing educationally related support services to children and unaccompanied youth in shelters and other locations where homeless children and unaccompanied youth may live, as required under section 1113(c)(3)(A).

  2. The LEA must include a copy of their enrollment form/residency questionnaire which must ask the living arrangements of the child or unaccompanied youth, including asking if they are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; with relatives or others due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason; shelters; cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings; are abandoned in hospitals or are awaiting foster care placement; or have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.  This includes migratory children living in circumstances described above.  A sample enrollment form may be found at the website:  http://nysteachs.org/info-forms/nysed/.   A copy of the LEA’s enrollment form must also be kept on file. 

  3. If an LEA states that there are no homeless children or unaccompanied youth, the LEA must describe the efforts being made to identify homeless children and unaccompanied youth, and must:
  • Submit documentation of the LEA’s efforts to identify homeless children and unaccompanied youth by contacting the local Department of Social Services (DSS) and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Regional Offices to verify that there are no homeless children or unaccompanied youth in the LEA.  Documentation of the LEA’s efforts to identify homeless children and unaccompanied youth must be maintained on file and available for inspection upon request.

The following sites provide contact information to help identify homeless children and unaccompanied youth.

The LEA must answer Item # 11 of the Title I LEA Plan.  Note:  If a student with a disability transfers to the district where the family is temporarily residing, also known as the district of current location, the district of current location must, without delay, provide such student with a free appropriate public education, including services comparable to those described in the previously held IEP, in consultation with the parents, until such time as the district of current location adopts the current IEP or develops, adopts and implements a new IEP that is consistent with federal and State law and regulation. (8 NYCRR § 200.4[e][8]).  Comparable services include any special transportation listed on the IEP.

If there are questions, contact Roberto Reyes, Director, Title I School and Community Services or Melanie Faby, Program Associate, at emscpir@mail.nysed.gov or (518) 473-0295.
Last Updated: August 25, 2009