Training for McKinney-Vento Liaisons
The McKinney-Vento Act requires State Coordinators to provide professional development opportunities for LEA personnel and the LEA liaison to assist them in identifying and meeting the needs of homeless children and youths, and to provide training on the definitions of terms related to homelessness. [42 U.S.C. § 11432(f)(6)] - Title 42 of the U.S. Code
In addition, the law requires States to adopt policies and practices to ensure participation by liaisons in professional development and other technical assistance activities. Based on this guidance, as determined appropriate by the Office of the State Homeless Education Program Coordinator, McKinney-Vento Liaison(s) in the State of Arizona will meet the required minimum of eight professional learning hours each school year to ensure that the McKinney-Vento requirements and best practices are current. [42 U.S.C. § 11432(g)(1)(J)(iv)] - Title 42 of the U.S. Code
Our office has received many questions related to training offered from our office, as well as what is required to receive verification of participation. Please view this guidance document “Guidance on Attending ADE HEP Professional Learning” for information regarding training.
The McKinney-Vento Act requires State Coordinators to provide professional development opportunities for LEA personnel and the LEA liaison to assist them in identifying and meeting the needs of homeless children and youths, and to provide training on the definitions of terms related to homelessness. If you are the McKinney-Vento Liasion of record, or a building level Homeless Liasion, or given the authority or responsibility of making McKinney-Vento eligibility determinations you must satisfy the minimum professional learning requirement. Read more here, Guidance for attending Professional Learning Provided by ADE's Homeless Education Program.
Presentation Materials (PowerPoint)
Awareness, Identification, District Training and How It’s all Tied to Data
Topics that will be covered in this training include the identification, awareness and district training strategies that can be implemented at your LEA. We will also demonstrate how these processes are critical to data collection.
FY24 Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Competitive Grant Application - What to Expect and How to Apply
In this session, we will provide a project overview of the FY24 EHCY Competitive Grant by detailing eligibility requirements, joining a consortium, allowable uses of funds, how to apply, and what to expect when applying. LEAs will leave prepared to develop and apply for a data-centered program to address the unique needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. McKinney-Vento Liaisons are strongly encouraged to attend, along with any LEA staff that make programmatic and funding decisions related to homeless children and youth attend, such as Federal Grants Coordinators, Title I Directors, etc.
FY24 EHCY Grant Application Webinar for Consortia
This webinar will cover the details and requirements when forming and applying for the FY24 EHCY grant as consortia.
- Register to attend either session on Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 9:00-10:00am or Friday, March 3, 2023 from 1:30pm-2:30pm.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison Training - Attendance & Transportation Best Practice
Learn best practices and strategies to address chronic attendance issues with homeless children and youth. Attendance often impacts transportation services; learn how to develop communication strategies to increase consistent usage of transportation and increase attendance overall.
- Register to attend either session on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 10:00-11:00am or Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 2:00-3:00pm.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison Training - Determining Eligibility & Written Notification Requirements
Learn tips to guide your conversation to make McKinney-Vento eligibility determinations. Incorporate best practice principles for proper notification of the decision, including the Dispute Resolution process.
- Register to attend either session on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 10:00-11:00am or Wednesday, April 26, 2023 from 2:00-3:00pm.
PPT Data Quality Requirements for McKinney-Vento Act -9/17/2020
Data Glossary- Governing Accountability Office
Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility (NCHE)
Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students (NCHE)
Runaway and Homeless Youth presented by Safe Place (October 2020)