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Translations of Homeless Education Materials

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NCHE Resources

NCHE brochure (Available in English and Spanish)
This brochure explains the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness and provides information about NCHE's mission and services, including the NCHE national helpline.
Download or order the brochure.

NCHE Parent Booklet/Folleto para Padres (Available in English and Spanish)
This brochure explains the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness and informs parents about ways in which they can support their children's education during times of mobility.
Download or order the parent booklet.

NCHE Parent Pack Pocket Folder (Available in English and Spanish)
This sturdy, laminated folder provides parents a place to keep important records and documents related to their children's education. The folder also includes information on the rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness and helpful tips about enrollment and disenrollment.
Order the parent pack.

NCHE Parent Poster (Available in English and Spanish)
This poster explains who qualifies as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and lists the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Place these posters in your school or community to generate public awareness.
Download or order the poster.

NCHE Youth Poster (Available in English and Spanish)
This poster explains who qualifies as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and lists the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Place these posters in your school or community to generate public awareness.
Download or order the poster.

Support for Students Whose Families Have Lost Their Homes to Foreclosure brochure
This brochure from NCHE provides information on how children and youth whose families have lost their home to foreclosure may qualify for services under the McKinney-Vento Act.
Available in English and Spanish/Disponible en inglés y español
Download the brochure in English | Spanish.


Sample Forms, Materials, and Policies

Cobb County School District (Atlanta, GA): Administrative Forms
See Section J of Cobb County School District's Board Policies and Administrative Rules for a variety of forms related to enrolling and educating children and youth experiencing homelessness, including:
  • Information on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • Procedure for Free Lunch
  • Procedure For Transportation to School of Origin
  • School of Origin Request
  • Student Residency Statement
  • Written Notification Form
    Forms are available in multiple languages, including English, Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish.
    Visit the webpage. (See Section J).

  • Cobb County School District (Atlanta, GA) Information for Parents: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
    This one-page flyer from the Cobb County School District explains important information about the McKinney-Vento Act to parents.
    Download the flyer in English | Spanish | Portuguese.

    Hawaii Department of Education: Your Rights Under the McKinney-Vento Act
    This brochure for parents from the Hawaii Department of Education explains the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness and is available in the following languages: English, Cantonese, Chuukese, Hawaiian, Ilokano, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Marshallese, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, Tongan, Visayan, and Vietnamese.
    Download the brochure in English.
    Download the brochure translated into the above languages.

    Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD): Residency Questionnaire
    This one-page questionnaire, developed by the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), may be used to determine homelessness upon school enrollment. Other school districts may use this form as a guide for developing their own residency questionnaires.
    Download the questionnaire English | Hmong | Spanish.

    New York City Department of Education: Residency Questionnaire
    This one-page questionnaire, developed by the New York City Department of Education, may be used to determine homelessness upon school enrollment. Other school districts may use this form as a guide for developing their own residency questionnaires. The questionnaire is available in nine languages, including English.
    Download the questionnaire in English | Arabic | Bengali | Chinese | Haitian Creole | Korean | Russian | Spanish | Urdu.

    New York City Department of Education: Students in Temporary Housing Guide for Parents and Youth
    This one-page document from the New York City Department of Education explains important information about the McKinney-Vento Act to parents and youth. The guide is available in nine languages.
    Download the brochure in English | Arabic | Bengali | Chinese | French | Haitian Creole | Korean | Russian | Spanish | Urdu.

    NYS-TEACHS: Educational Rights Poster
    This poster from the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS) outlines the educational rights contained in the McKinney-Vento Act for eligible students.
    Download the poster in English | Arabic | Bengali | Chinese | Haitian Creole | Korean | Russian | Spanish | Urdu.

    San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) Enrollment Dispute Form
    This form (available in English and Spanish versions) serves as the written notice provided to the family/student by the San Antonio Independent School District in the case of an enrollment dispute. The student's appeal rights are detailed therein.
    Download the form English | Spanish.

    San Antonio Independent School District Transportation Brochure for Parents
    This brochure, created by the Transitions Program of the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD), explains the SAISD's transportation policy to parents of students experiencing homelessness. This bilingual brochure (English and Spanish) can be adapted for use in other school districts.
    Download the brochure.

    Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO) educational rights poster
    This poster, available in English and Spanish from the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO), outlines the educational rights of students and families who are experiencing homelessness. It is customized for distribution throughout Texas, but may be used as a guide for other states.
    Disponible en inglés y español.
    Download the poster.

    Texas Student Residency Questionnaire
    This one-page questionnaire, developed by the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO), may be used to determine homelessness upon school enrollment. Other states may use this form as a guide for developing their own residency questionnaires.
    Download the questionnaire English | Spanish.

    The District School Board of Collier County (FL): 2008-2009 Family Application for Meal Benefits
    Collier County Public Schools (Naples/Marco Island/Immokalee, FL) uses this form as its school meal benefits application forms; it includes a box to check and next steps to take for homeless, migrant, or runaway students.
    Download the Parent Letter and Meal Application Instructions in English.
    Download the application in English | Haitian-Creole | Spanish.

    The District School Board of Collier County (FL): Homeless Education Program Brochure
    This brochure from Collier County Public Schools (Naples/Marco Island/Immokalee, FL) provides information about the district's homeless education program.
    Download the brochure in English.
    Download the brochure in Haitian-Creole.

    Washington Department of Public Instruction educational rights poster translations
    This poster, available in Cambodian, Korean, Russian, Somalian, Ukranian, and Vietnamese from the Washington Department of Public Instruction, explains who qualifies as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and lists the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Place these posters in your school or community to generate public awareness.
    Visit the webpage to download poster translations.

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    The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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