KSDE is committed to helping districts serve students who are in homeless situations. Guidance is provided to districts, families, and communities who are in need of information regarding students who may be in homeless situations.
Community Collaborations are offered via zoom at 10:00 am on 9/14, 10/12, 11/8.
Zoom links for Collaboration will be sent via the McKinney Vento list serv.
Office Hours are offered via zoom at 10:00 am on 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, & 4/19.
Zoom links for Office Hours will be sent via the McKinney Vento list serv.
The McKinney Vento (Homeless) Listserv is used to send out information, updates, conference dates and professional development opportunities to LEA's.
To sign up, send this information:
Subject line: McKinney Vento (Homeless) Listserv
Body of message: Please add (first and last name) to the McKinney Vento (Homeless) listserv for USD Number, USD Name, Work Phone Number
Send to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You should receive an e mail from the listserv within 10 business days.
In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) was signed into law. ARP-HCY funds are to be used to identify homeless children and youth, to provide homeless children and youth with wrap-around services to address the challenges of COVID-19, and to enable homeless children and youth to attend school and fully participate in school activities.
ARP-HCY I funds have been distributed to McKinney Vento subgrant recipients.
ARP-HCY II subgrants have been distributed to all Kansas school districts, either to the individual school district, or to a consortium with multiple districts. Consortia subgrantees include:
Handbook for Local Liaisons and Grant Managers (PDF)
Allowable Uses of Funds - American Rescue Plan-Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) (PDF)
ARP-HCY-II Allocations (PDF)
NCHE (National Center for Homeless Education) Publications and Products (external site)
NCHE Local Education Agency (LEA) Liaison Toolkit (external site)
NCHE McKinney Vento Alphabetical Topics (external site)
NCHE McKinney Vento Training Resources, Videos and Issue Briefs (external site)
National Coalition for the Homeless (external site)
National Association of the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) (external site)
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (external site)
Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition (external site)
SchoolHouse Connection (SHC) (external site)
2016-2017 Kansas EHCY Data (PDF)
2017-2018 Kansas EHCY Data (PDF)
2018-2019 Kansas EHCY Data (PDF)
2019-2020 Kansas EHCY Data (PDF)
2020-2021 Kansas EHCY Data (PDF)
McKinney Vento Liaison Contacts by District (PDF)
Kansas School Staff Resource Guide Homeless Children And Youth (PDF)
Homeless Fact Sheet (PDF)
Title I Homeless Set Asides - Use of Funds Fact Sheet (PDF)
McKinney-Vento Grantee - Use of Funds Fact Sheet (PDF)
Required Staff and Student Trainings (PDF)
McKinney Vento 101: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Vimeo)
McKinney-Vento: Law, Guidance, and Related Legislation (National Center for Homeless Education)
Kansas State Homeless Plan (2018) (PDF)
USDA Memo (July 19, 2004) Categorical Eligibility of Homeless Children and Youth (PDF)
USDA Memo SP3 (July 7, 2004) Eligibility for Free Meals (PDF)
Dispute Resolution Process:
Dispute Resolution Process (PDF)
Youth Poster English (PDF) Spanish (PDF)
Parent Poster English (PDF) Spanish (PDF)
McKinney-Vento Mortgage Poster (PDF)
McKinney-Vento FAFSA Poster (PDF)
Educating Homeless Children/Youth
Food and Nutrition MV Form (Word)
Residency Questionnaire #1 (Word)
Residency Questionnaire #2 (Word)
Family/Parent Survey (Word)
MV Needs Assessment (Word)
MV Provider Survey (Word)
MV Staff Survey (Word)
Main Team Page
Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)
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