Title I LEA Plan for Homeless Students
No Child Left Behind
Consolidated Application Update/
DCEP Addendum Update
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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Contact information for local Departments of Social Services may be found at the website: www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/medicaid/ldss.htm
- Contact information for OCFS Regional Offices may be found at t he website: www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/regionaloffices_main.asp
- Contact information for local Youth Bureau Runaway & Homeless Services Coordinators for your county may be found at the website: www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/youth/runaway_homeless_services.pdf
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]). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 473-0295.