Homeless Education Posters and Brochures for Outreach
School districts shall ensure that public notice of the educational rights of homeless children and youth is disseminated where such children and youth receive services under this Act, such as shelters, public libraries, and soup kitchens, in a manner and form understandable to the parents and guardians of homeless children and youth. Sec.722(J)(6)(A)(vi).
Best Practices for Maximizing Outreach
- Posters in school buildings should be hung where children and parents can easily locate and read them, such as: building entrances, common bulletin boards, counselor/nurses office, hallways, the lunch line, locker rooms, restrooms, etc.
- To protect privacy, posters should be located where students can read them without drawing undue attention to themselves, and the student's age (and height) should be considered when posting in schools.
- Community locations may include such places as churches, clothing/food banks, libraries, laundry mats, convenience/grocery stores, free clinics, weekly/monthly rate hotels/motels, shelters, post offices, camping grounds and other locations.
- District staff should routinely check to see that posters have not been removed from posted locations.
- The contact information for both the district homeless liaison and the state homeless education coordinator should be included on the posters.
Posters & Brochures
Order Posters and Brochures from OSPI using this order form, or download below. Posters and brochures are provided to school districts in Washington only. We are unable to fulfill out of state orders.
The “What You Need to Know to Help Your Child in School” 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.
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