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Archived Homeless List Serve Messages

SUBJECT:  November and December NCHE Webinars

LISTSERVE MESSAGE DATE:  November 7, 2012

NCHE will be offering the following webinars free of charge during the months of November and December.  To register for any of these webinars, please visit http://center.serve.org/nche/web/group.php

McKinney-Vento 101: Knowing and Applying the Law
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Time (please adjust for your time zone)


Webinar Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE presenters will discuss the educational rights and protections provided to eligible students under the McKinney-Vento Act. Topics covered include:
                Determining eligibility
                Immediate Enrollment
                School Selection
                Transportation
                Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
                Coordination with Title IA

Participants will be invited to discuss scenarios to apply the knowledge presented during the webinar.
Presenters: NCHE Staff

Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Time (please adjust for your time zone)


Webinar Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review important information about supports available to homeless youth as they seek to attend college. Attendees can hope to gain a better understanding of: Fee waiver options for college entrance exam and college application fees The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for both accompanied and unaccompanied homeless youth College Cost Reduction and Access Act provisions pertaining to unaccompanied homeless youth and the FAFSA Options for seeking financial assistance beyond federal financial aid Options for undocumented youth wishing to attend college
Presenters: NCHE Staff

Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services
Thursday, November 29, 2012
2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Time (please adjust for your time zone)


Webinar Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE staff will discuss the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless, including categories such as doubled-up, awaiting foster care placement, unaccompanied youth, and substandard housing. Guiding principles to use when determining McKinney-Vento eligibility by the definition will be presented. Participants will be invited to discuss scenarios to apply the knowledge presented during the webinar.
Presenters: NCHE Staff

Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students
Thursday, December 13, 2012
2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Time (please adjust for your time zone)


Webinar Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE staff will review the main points of the McKinney-Vento Act referring to the education of unaccompanied students experiencing homelessness. Presenters will also highlight important points of other federal laws dealing with the education of unaccompanied students, including IDEA and the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, review scenarios, and discuss best practices.

Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services
Monday, December 17, 2012
2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Time (please adjust for your time zone)


Webinar Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE staff will discuss the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless, including categories such as doubled-up, awaiting foster care placement, unaccompanied youth, and substandard housing. Guiding principles to use when determining McKinney-Vento eligibility by the definition will be presented. Participants will be invited to discuss scenarios to apply the knowledge presented during the webinar.
Presenters: NCHE Staff

McKinney-Vento 101: Knowing and Applying the Law
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Time (please adjust for your time zone)


Webinar Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE presenters will discuss the educational rights and protections provided to eligible students under the McKinney-Vento Act. Topics covered include:
                Determining eligibility
                Immediate Enrollment
                School Selection
                Transportation
                Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
                Coordination with Title IA

Participants will be invited to discuss scenarios to apply the knowledge presented during the webinar.
Presenters: NCHE Staff

To register for any of these webinars, please visit http://center.serve.org/nche/web/group.php. Feel free to pass along this information to interested colleagues. Take advantage of these opportunities for quality professional development!

Donna Cash

Supervisor, Federal Compliance

Coordinator, McKinney-Vento Program

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480, 205 Jefferson Street

Jefferson City, MO  65102-0480

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

dese.mo.gov

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