Homeless Education in Washington State
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Homeless Education:

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Homeless Education

The Homeless Education office at OSPI oversees the federal McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. The program provides training, technical assistance, and monitoring, as well as federal funding to support school district programs that serve homeless students. Washington receives approximately $950,000 in funding each year from the U.S. Department of Education in support of this program. This federal funding is the only money specifically designated for serving the educational needs of Washington’s 32,539 homeless students.*

Requirements and Guidance: McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
"Homeless" defined, federal requirements, dispute resolution, Washington's role, and more

Data Collection and Reports
Required data from school districts and assistance in data collection

Homeless Liaisons—School District Contact List
Contact information for every school district’s designated homeless education liaison

Posters and Other Materials for School and Community Outreach
Free posters and brochures for distribution in your schools and community

McKinney-Vento Grants
Competitive grants awarded to the school districts with the greatest need

McKinney-Vento Liaison Training

Online training opportunities for school district liaisons and staff.

Legislative Report: Homeless Students Data - January 2015

**If you have any questions regarding the legislative report, please contact Jordyn Green in Student Information at (360)725-6317 or jordyn.green@k12.wa.us

What's New

Registration for NCHE webinars for the months of July, August, and September is open and available.

Save the Date! Annual Statewide Liaison Training.
Registration will be available at the beginning of August.
Spokane: September 22, 2015
SeaTac: September 23, 2015

NAEHCY 2015 Annual Conference. Registration is now open.
November 15-17, 2015
For information

Update your Homeless Liaison contact information for the 2015-16 school year. Our online form makes it quick and easy!

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