Question

Homeless children and youth report that school is a home to them – a place where they see the same faces, sit in the same seat, and can put their hearts and minds into pursuits that ease their daily troubles. In school, students gain the skills and support needed to avoid poverty and homelessness as adults.

Title I, Part A Excerpts Related to Homeless Students

Title I, Part A Excerpts

Following are excerpts of Title I, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act that deal with supporting children and youth experiencing homelessness with Title I, Part A funds. Bold was added to references to children and youth experiencing homelessness.

SEC 111. STATE PLANS

‘‘(a) PLANS REQUIRED.—

‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—For any State desiring to receive a grant under this part, the State educational agency shall submit to the Secretary a plan, developed by the State educational agency, in consultation with local educational agencies, teachers, principals, pupil services personnel, administrators (including administrators of programs described in other parts of this title), other staff, and parents, that satisfies the requirements of this section and that is coordinated with other programs under this Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998, the Head Start Act, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

SEC 112. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY PLANS

‘‘(a) PLANS REQUIRED.—

‘‘ (1) SUBGRANTS.—A local educational agency may receive a subgrant under this part for any fiscal year only if such agency has on file with the State educational agency a plan, approved by the State educational agency, that is coordinated with other programs under this Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and other Acts, as appropriate.

‘‘(b) PLAN PROVISIONS.—

‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—In order to help low-achieving children meet challenging achievement academic standards, each local educational agency plan shall include—…

‘‘(E) a description of how the local educational agency will coordinate and integrate services provided under this part with other educational services at the local educational agency or individual school level, such as—...

‘‘(ii) services for children with limited English proficiency, children with disabilities, migratory children, neglected or delinquent youth, Indian children served under part A of title VII, homeless children, and immigrant children in order to increase program effectiveness, eliminate duplication, and reduce fragmentation of the instructional program;…

‘‘(O) a description of the services the local educational agency will provide homeless children, including services provided with funds reserved under section 1113(c)(3)(A);

SEC 113. ELIGIBLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREAS

“(c) ALLOCATIONS.—...

‘‘(3) RESERVATION.—A local educational agency shall reserve such funds as are necessary under this part to provide services comparable to those provided to children in schools funded under this part to serve—

‘‘(A) homeless children who do not attend participating schools, including providing educationally related support services to children in shelters and other locations where children may live;

SEC 115. TARGETED ASSISTANCE SCHOOLS

‘‘(b) ELIGIBLE CHILDREN.—...

‘‘(2) CHILDREN INCLUDED.—...

‘‘(E) HOMELESS CHILDREN.—A child who is homeless and attending any school served by the local educational agency is eligible for services under this part.

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