Liaison Toolbox

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


Homeless Education Technical Assistance Newsletters
These newletters provide technical assistance and highlight resources available to Homeless Education Liaisons:


McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act: Effective Education for Homeless Children and Youth in Vermont
This presentation provides information on the McKinney-Vento law, including homeless awareness, identifying and enrolling homeless students, and resources in Vermont. This presentation should be used as a self-tutorial for homeless education liaisons and other services providers.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act: Liaison Training Tool for Administrators, Faculty and Staff
This presentation is designed for liaisons to use to help train school administrators, faculty and staff as well as community organizations.

  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 Orientation & Self Assessment Tool 
This tool has been developed as a self assessment guide that includes the primary responsibilities of a homeless education liaison.
  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 Information Poster 
This poster can be used by homeless education liaisons, school, and community personnel as a handout or as a poster to explain the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act rights to parents and families.
  Youth Information Poster 
Same as above but designed for use with unaccompanied youth and for community programs serving this population.
  The 100 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 either a PDF or Microsoft Word document that provides answers to 100 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 February 25, 2014