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INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO. 61

 

POLICY CODE: JLG

 

 

TO:                  Superintendents of Schools

 

FROM:             Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

 

DATE:             January 6, 2004

 

RE:                   Announcing Local Educational Agency Homeless Liaison Training Date

 

 

Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.), amended and reauthorized as part of the No Child Left Behind Act, stipulates “local educational agencies will designate an appropriate staff person, who may also be a coordinator for other Federal programs, as a local education agency liaison for homeless children and youths.” A training session is scheduled for January 22, 2004 in the Riverside Room at Howard Johnson’s in Portland (see enclosed map).

 

            The morning session from 9:00-12:00 will be for new homeless liaisons. Participants will receive training pertaining to:

 

 

An afternoon session will be held from 1:00-3:00 for previously designated and trained homeless liaisons who are ready for the finer points of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and discussion on meeting the requirements of the law.

 

Invited guest speakers Patricia Julianelle from the National Law Center on Poverty and Homelessness and Barbara Duffield, Policy Director for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth will be facilitating the afternoon workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please complete the form below with the information requested and return to the Department by January 16, 2004.

 

 

School Administrative Unit______________________________________________________________

 

Number of people attending _____________________________________________________________

 

Session attending: Morning (   )    Afternoon (   )    Both sessions (   )

 

 

Thank you for completing the information. It will help us plan for accurate materials.

 

 

Please complete the information form. It is important that the Department has directory information on all liaisons to ensure that updated homeless information is communicated to all systems. Please send the form to: Ms. Shelley Reed, Homeless Education Coordinator, Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0023 or by fax at 624-6700.

 

 

 Local Homeless Liaison Designation / 2003-2004

 

 

School Administrative Unit_________________________________________________________________________________

 

District Homeless Liaison (name)_________________________________________________________ ­­­­­­­­­

 

Work Address_________________________________________________________________________

 

Phone____________________________________FAX________________________________________

 

Email address_________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Signature of Superintendent______________________________________________________________

 

Address______________________________________________________________________________

 

Phone___________________________________FAX_________________________________________

 

Email address_________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Thank you.