04-26-2016 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #39


Title
Title X, Part C Education for Homeless Children and Youth Competitive Grant, Year Two

Discussion
The purpose for this item is to request permission to submit the annual update for the 2015-2018 Title X, Part C Education for Homeless Children and Youth Grant. This three year grant assists the district in meeting the McKinney-Vento Federal Laws to uphold the rights of homeless students in the district. Each year the grant allocation of $100,000 provides: (1) case management through contracted services; (2) necessary supports for homeless students to achieve academic success such as school supplies, dues/fees for vocational and dual enrollment programs, and clothing/shoes; (3) supplementary transportation costs; (4) assistance with accessing health care needs; (5) travel costs for the district liaison to attend required meetings to assist in accessing additional resources, including state level conferences on homelessness.

Recommendation
Grant permission to submit the annual update for the 2015-2018 Title X, Part C Education for Homeless Children and Youth Grant.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 4/26/2016

Authority for Action
Title X, Part C

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
16-17$100,000NoTBD9295TBDVariousVariousVarious

Contact
Melissa Catechis, Director, Office of Students at Risk, ext. 567 Dr. Sally Shinn, Homeless Liaison, ext. 366