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Mc. Kinney Vento at a Glance What You Need to Know Mc. Kinney Vento at a Glance What You Need to Know

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! 1. What is the fastest growing segment of the homeless population? TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! 1. What is the fastest growing segment of the homeless population? a. Single men b. Teenagers c. Families with Children n 2. How many U. S. citizens are one paycheck away from homelessness? a. One in ten b. One in five c. Three in five n 3. According to “Oregon’s Children 2008, ” what percentage of teenagers 16 -19 were not working and not in school? a. 5% b. 15% c. 30% n

How did you do? n 1. What is the fastest growing segment of the How did you do? n 1. What is the fastest growing segment of the homeless population? c. Families with Children n 2. What percentage of the U. S. Population is one paycheck away from being homeless? c. Three in five n 3. According to “Oregon’s Children 2008, ” what percentage of teenagers 16 -19 were not working and not in school? b. 15%

Excerpt from 2007 Governor’s Report Homelessness listed as top social concern of the state Excerpt from 2007 Governor’s Report Homelessness listed as top social concern of the state in 2007 n Student homelessness numbers moved up 10% in 2006 -2007, and federal funding went down 10% for 2007 -2008 n

Local Statistics n In 2007 Lane County’s number of homeless students rose to nearly Local Statistics n In 2007 Lane County’s number of homeless students rose to nearly 2, 000 among a 10% increase statewide

Is “homeless” the right word? How Mc. Kinney-Vento defines it: n Students lacking a Is “homeless” the right word? How Mc. Kinney-Vento defines it: n Students lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence n Students living in hotels, trailers, campsites, etc. due to lack of alternative accommodation n Students sharing housing for same reason n Students living in substandard housing

Facts on Students Experiencing Homelessness n 20% of homeless children and youth do not Facts on Students Experiencing Homelessness n 20% of homeless children and youth do not attend school n Within a year, 41% of students without homes will attend 2 schools, and 28% will attend 3 or more schools n With each change in schools, the estimated academic setback is 4 -6 months

Primary School District Responsibilities n Appoint a Mc. Kinney-Vento District Liaison n Provide outreach Primary School District Responsibilities n Appoint a Mc. Kinney-Vento District Liaison n Provide outreach for school-age children potentially living in the community n Enroll students immediately n Provide transportation to a student’s school of origin n Set aside funding from Title I to assist homeless students

What M-V Liaisons Do: n n Provide professional development to school staff on an What M-V Liaisons Do: n n Provide professional development to school staff on an annual basis Coordinate with outside resources to help serve student and family needs Post outreach materials in community Act as an advocate and contact point for students experiencing homelessness

Current Outside Programs n n Project Homeless Connect – Annual Event with Provided Transportation Current Outside Programs n n Project Homeless Connect – Annual Event with Provided Transportation Columbia Rethreads Program: Clothing for students in-need n OEA Foundation Grant: Renewable $100 grant for teachers

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! Please contact your local liaison or school contact with THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! Please contact your local liaison or school contact with questions or concerns: INSERT LIAISON CONTACT INFORMATION Lane ESD’s liaison, Jeff Geiger, can be reached at: 505 -4251 [email protected] k 12. or. us