For more information about
Improving Educational Outcomes for Homeless Students in Washington
One of the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act is that every school district must appoint a local homeless education liaison. The local liaison is key to the implementation of the law. Getting the right person for the position will enable homeless children and youth to receive all protections and services necessary for them to succeed in school. OSPI is committed to ensuring that every district has the most qualified person serving as the local liaison.
Designating a Local Homeless Education Liaison: A Guide for School District Administrators in Washington (PDF, 15 pages)
Homeless with Homework: Introduction to Homeless Education
Identification of Homeless Students: An Overview for School District Staff (11 minutes)
Additional Online Training and Resources
Go to the NCHE website to watch
other self-paced tutorials at your convenience.
Brochures for Parents
This brochure explains the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness and informs parents about ways in which they can support their children's education during times of mobility. Courtesy of the National Center for Homeless Education.
Download the Parent booklet in English.
Download the Parent booklet in Spanish/español.
Order this product in hard copy. (free product limit: 10 per agency per school year)
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