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Homeless Information

October 31, 2013

The designated coordinator for identification of homeless children and for tracking and monitoring programs and activities for these children is the
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
Clarksville Community School District
318 N Mather
Clarksville, Iowa 50619
319-278-4008

Please direct any questions or concerns to Guidance Counselor

 

 

Homeless Education

CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Homeless Students Definitions and Rights

Federal Definition: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

A homeless individual includes:

  • An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence;
  • An individual has a primary residence that is –
    • A supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the for the mentally ill);
    • An institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or
    • A public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings

Iowa Definition; Chapter 33, Educating the Homeless, Iowa Administrative Code

A homeless child of school age includes:

  • A child between the ages of 5 and 21;
  • A child who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence;
  • A child who is living is a car, tent, or abandoned building or some other form of shelter not defined as a permanent home;
  • A child who is living with non-nuclear family members or with friends (includes doubled-up families).

**The Iowa definition is for school-aged children and youth, ages 5-21.

**The Federal definition is for individuals of any ages.

Comparables Services

Under the Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, each homeless child or youth to be assisted shall be provided services offered to other students in the school, including the following:

  • Transportation services;
  • Educational Services for which the child or youth meets the eligibility criteria, such as services under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 1965 (ESEA) or State or local programs, educational programs for children with disabilities, and educational programs for students with limited English proficiency;
  • Programs in vocational and technical education;
  • Programs for gifted and talented students;
  • School nutrition programs.

 

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