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Archived FedPro Message

Subject:  “New” Homeless Coordinator’s Workshops

List Service Message Date:  July 8, 2009

The Discretionary Grants’ section will be conducting “New” Homeless Liaison workshops on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act throughout the state in July and August.  The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Subtitle B—Education for Homeless Children and Youth), reauthorized in January 2002, ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Location and times are listed below.  These workshops are designed for district personnel who are new to the field as well as seasoned staff who need a basic refresher.  Workshops will provide participants with an overview of the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.  Topics to be discussed include the causes of poverty and exploring how poverty affects children, the basic concepts of the McKinney-Vento Act, the definition of homelessness and how it impacts the various responsibilities of the LEA.

Workshops are  limited to the first 40 registrants however, school districts may have more than one person attend.  An email will be sent to you confirming your registration location.


In order to register, please email the following information to


New Madrid Co. R-I-Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

New Madrid High School

Hwy 61

New Madrid, MO  63869

Contact:  Cindi Jones

Phone:  (573) 688-2161 (option # 4)

Jefferson City-Monday, July 27, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Governor Office Building

Meeting Room:  Room 470

200 Madison Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Driving Directions:

St. Louis-Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cooperating School Districts

St. Louis RPDC

8225 Florissant Rd., St. Louis, MO  63121

Driving Directions:  Call Bryan Lankhheit at (314) 692-9742

Kirksville-Wednesday, July 29. 2009 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Northeast Regional Professional Development Center

Truman State University

100 E. Normal Street, Kirksville, Missouri 63501-4221

Phone:  (660) 785-4310

Driving Directions:

Parking instructions/meeting room location will be sent to attendees after they register.

Springfield-Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Library Center

Meeting Room:  Auditorium

4653 South Campbell, Springfield, Missouri 65810-1723

Phone:  (417) 882-0714

Driving Directions:

Kansas City- Thursday, August 13, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Hickman Mills C-1 School District, Baptiste Educational Center

Meeting Room 2 (second floor-elevator is available)
5401 E. 103rd Street, Kansas City, MO  64137

Phone:  (816) 316-7100 

Rolla- Friday, August 14, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

South Central Regional Professional Development Center
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Meeting Room:  Missouri/Ozark Room
800 University Drive, Rolla, Missouri 65409
Phone: (573) 341-6473 or 800-667-0665
Driving Directions:

If you have questions, please contact Donna Cash at (573) 522-8763.

Donna Cash, Supervisor

State Homeless & Even Start Coordinator

Federal Discretionary Grants

Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480, 205 Jefferson Street

Jefferson City, MO  65102-0480

Phone:  573-522-8763  Fax:  573-526-6698