State of New Hampshire Education for Homeless Children and Youths
The reauthorization of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act Sec. 722(g) (l) (J) requires the establishment of local liaisons in all local education agencies, regardless of sub-grant McKinney-Vento.
In general, local liaisons for homeless children and youth ensure that
If you have a question about the rights of students who are experiencing homeless such as school of origin, immediate enrollment, immunization records, etc., please contact the local liaisons directly in the district or SAU in which you have questions. If the liaison is not available, contact the office of the State Coordinator.
The State Coordinator is available to assist school personnel, families, unaccompanied youth, outreach workers, community agencies and local liaisons on issues pertaining to homelessness and the McKinney-Vento Act. Contact Lynda Thistle Elliott, Lynda.ThistleElliott@doe.nh.gov, (603) 271-3840 or (603) 271-6579.
Update: NH Residency and Homelessness. Definition of legal residency for homeless children and youths (RSA 193:12 Legal Residency for the Purpose of Public School Education).
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