Liaison Toolbox

The following materials and resources have been developed especially for use by homeless education liaisons and community service providers.


Getting It Right Flowchart  
This flowchart visually describes the process of identifying and enrolling homeless students at the school and community level. It is designed for use by homeless education liaisons, school staff, service providers, shelters, families and unaccompanied youth.

Liaison School Referral Form
This document can be used with the PowerPoint presentation above to increase the identification and referral of homeless students to homeless education liaisons.

Homeless Liaison Worksheet: Determining Homeless Status & School Placement
This worksheet is designed to guide liaisons through the process of identifying homeless students and to gather information on school enrollment options. The content reflects the latest federal guidance and uses the language of the law.

Enrollment Requirements and Enrollment Dispute Resolution Process
This document outlines a three-step process to address school enrollment guidelines for homeless children and youth and provides enrollment dispute and appeal process guidelines.

Parent and Youth Information Posters
These posters can be used by homeless education liaisons, school, and community personnel as a handout or as a poster to explain the educational rights under the McKinney-Vento Act.

The Most Frequently Asked Questions on Education Rights of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations 
Have a question about transportation of school of origin? Use this link to download a PDF document that provides answers to frequently asked questions on education for homeless children and youth and basic information and tools to assist homeless education liaisons, school staff, community service providers and families.

Page Last Updated on December 4, 2014