Title VII-B

Contact information (State)

Ken Howard | 402-219-3303 | ken.howard@nebraska.gov

Homeless Liaison Training

The district homeless liaison training can be found at the NDE Canvas site at https://canvas.education.ne.gov/.  Completion of the three-module training meets the ESSA requirement for the district liaison and may be used by the liaison to train others.  A certificate will be issued to include in the district’s Title I monitoring documentation.  This training must be taken annually by the district’s McKinney-Vento homeless liaison.

Non-Canvas School District Users with an NDE Learning Network Account:  When you choose to enroll in the McKinney-Vento course, you will be asked to log-in or create a new account. If you created an account previously you can log-in by selecting the “Already have an account, Sign in Here” link. Then you will see a dropdown list, you will choose “District not Listed” from the dropdown. Then you can log-in using the same username/email and password you used for the system before. If you have forgotten your password since you last logged in, you can click the “Forgot Password” link in the lower left of the login window. You will receive an email to reset your password.

Non-Canvas School District Users without an Account: When you choose to enroll in the McKinney-Vento course, you will need to give a full name and valid email account. You will also need to click the privacy and robot check boxes. We suggest using a personal email as some school districts firewalls will prevent you from receiving the account confirmation email. Then you will receive an email to confirm your account, inside the email will be a link that will take you to your dashboard where you can begin the course.

When you return to the site and need to log-in you will see a dropdown list to begin the log-in process, you will choose “District not Listed” from the dropdown. Then you can log-in using the same username/email and password you used when you created your account. If you have forgotten your password since you last logged in, you can click the “Forgot Password” link in the lower left of the login window. You will receive an email to reset your password.

Here is the link to the site to get started: https://canvas.education.ne.gov/.

Canvas District Users:  Schools that currently have a Canvas instance can use their district log-in to gain access to the NDE courses. Choose sign-in from the top right of the window. You will see a dropdown window, choose your district’s name from the dropdown list. Once you choose your district, you will be directed to your districts log-in site. Log in as you normally would. Once logged in you can choose to enroll in the McKinney-Vento course.

Updated Chrome or Firefox browser is required.  Use of a phone to access this course is not recommended.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The Act was originally authorized in 1987 and most recently was reauthorized in 2015 as Title VII, Part B of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The McKinney-Vento Liaison training program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth face in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.  State educational agencies (SEAs) and Local educational agencies (LEAs) must ensure that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth. Homeless children and youth should have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. States and districts are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school.

Nebraska Numbers

In the 2019-2020 School year Nebraska districts reported over 4,000 children or youth who were experiencing homelessness. Children and youth were reported from every part of the state with a total of 47 districts reporting anywhere from 1 to over 2,000 children or youth experiencing homelessness sometime during the year. This includes a count of over 300 unaccompanied homeless children or youth. An unaccompanied homeless youth or child is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian. The majority of homeless children and youth in Nebraska are in “doubled-up” situations. Doubled-up means sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.

 

Webinars:

October 1st Zoom meeting: Getting Students to Graduation and Beyond.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act – Laws and Guidance

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the only major federal legislation concerning the education of homeless children and youth. It is designed to address the challenges this vulnerable population have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. It ensures that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth. This legislation ensures that homeless students have access to the educational and related services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State academic standards to which all students are held

Below you will find all the necessary information relating to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This includes a PDF copy of the law, as well as, guidance documents, and other pertinent information.

Sample Documents

This section includes a list of sample documents relating to Enrollment, and Dispute Resolution.

List of Homeless Shelters throughout Nebraska.

Auburn

Project Response
P.O. Box 213
Auburn, NE 68305

Bellevue

Family Service Safe Haven
116 E. Mission Avenue
Bellevue, NE 68005

Chadron

Family Rescue Services
P.O. Box 877
Chadron, NE 69337

Fremont

Care Corps, Inc.
723 North Broad Street
Fremont, NE 68025

Grand Island

Hope Harbor
610 West Division
Grand Island, NE 68801

Crisis Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 1008
Grand Island, NE 68802

Hastings

Catholic Social Services
515 West 3rd Street
Hastings, NE 68901

Crossroads Center
421 North Lincoln Avenue
Hastings, NE 68901

Emergency Protective Service Shelter
621 North Lincoln
Hastings, NE 68901

Spouse Abuse/Sexual Assault Crisis Center
2608 West 2nd Street
P.O. Box 8
Hastings, NE 68901

Kearney

RAFT, Inc.
P.O. Box 1741
Kearney, NE 68848

The S.A.F.E. Center, Inc.
3710 Central Avenue, Ste. 10
Kearney, NE 68847

Lexington

Haven House Community Services Center, Inc.
109 West 8th Street
Lexington, NE 68850

Parent-Child Center
P.O. Box 722
Lexington, NE 68850

Lincoln

Cedars Freeway Station
1911 South 20th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502

Cedars Youth Services
640 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68503

Friendship Home
P.O. Box 30268
Lincoln, NE 68503

People’s City Mission
110 Q Street
Lincoln, NE 68501

McCook

Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Services
P.O. Box 714
McCook, NE 69001

Norfolk

Bright Horizons
P.O. Box 1711
Norfolk, NE 68702

Temporary Housing Action Team
1628 West Berry Hill Drive
Norfolk, NE 68701

Wesley Center Crisis Nursery
409-1/2 Phillip Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

North Platte

Rape/Domestic Abuse Program
P.O. Box 393
North Platte, NE 69101

Lincoln County Community Services
Lincoln Connection
P.O. Box 1881
North Platte, NE 69101

Ogallala

Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program
P.O. Box 22
Ogallala, NE 69153

Omaha

Catholic Social Services
P.O. Box 4346
Omaha, NE 68104

Child Saving Institute
Children’s Crisis Center
115 South 46th Street
Omaha, NE 68132

Open Door Mission Ministries
Lydia House
3030 North 21st Street East
Omaha, NE 68110

Open Door Mission Ministries
Family Ministries
2706 North 21st Street East
Omaha, NE 68110

St. Vincent de Paul Family Shelter
613 North 17th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

The Salvation Army/CARES
3612 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Salvation Army Homeless Housing Program
3612 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Scottsbluff

Domestic Violence Emergency Services
P.O. Box 434
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Panhandle Youth Shelter
3350 North 10th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Valentine

North Central Quad Counties
421 East 3rd Street
Valentine, NE 69201

Wayne

Haven House Family Services Center
P.O. Box 44
Wayne, NE 68787

Resources

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is a national membership association dedicated to educational excellence for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

The National Center for Homeless Education
The NCHE provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
The mission of the Law Center is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.

SchoolHouse Connection
SchoolHouse Connection is a national organization promoting success for children and youth experiencing homelessness, from birth through higher education.

Updated September 21, 2021 3:46pm