Local Liaisons


This section is designed to provide new local homeless education liaisons in North Carolina with a starting point for growing their professional knowledge and skills. 

 

 

The Local Liaison's Role

Local liaisons play a critical role in the implementation of the McKinney-Vento Act. Local liaison responsibilities include:

  • Identifying homeless children and youth
  • Ensuring that homeless students can enroll immediately and participate fully in school
  • Informing parents, guardians, or youth of educational rights
  • Supporting unaccompanied youth in school selection and dispute resolution
  • Linking homeless students with educational and other services, including preschool and health services
  • Ensuring the public posting of educational rights through the school district and community. NCHEP Education Rights posters are available at: *add products page*
  • Ensuring that disputes are resolved promptly
  • Collaborating with other district programs and community agencies

The Role and Responsibilities of the Local Liaison presentation handout


Liaison Training

NCHEP staff provide homeless education trainings for North Carolina school districts and community agencies.

Online Training

NCHE: Self-Paced Training options allow you to review training materials at your own pace and at a time of your choosing. Many materials used for self-paced training are the same as those used in live interactive group training.
Visit NCHE's Self-Paced Online Training

NCHE Webinars are hosted regularly so that participants can train from the comfort of their office without the expense and logistical issues that can accompany face-to-face training. NCHE Webinars focus on issues related to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. During NCHE Webinars, presenters explain important concepts while giving participants the opportunity to ask questions and interact with each other.
Visit NCHE's Webinar Registration

Upcoming Training Opportunities

 

Training Handouts and Resources

Access Handouts from recently held NCHEP face-to-face and online training events.

Print Resources

NCHE's Local Liaison Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that will assist both new and veteran liaisons in carrying out their responsibilities. Updated to reflect the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the 2017 edition of the Homeless Liaison Toolkit includes legal requirements, good practices, sample forms, and links to resources.
Download the Toolkit

NCHE Homeless Education Issue Briefs discuss a comprehensive array of issues related to the McKinney-Vento Act and its implementation. NCHE offers issues briefs as part of the following series': Best Practices in Homeless Education, Connecting Schools and Displaced Students, Helping You Help Your Child: Information for Parents, and McKinney-Vento Law Into Practice.
Visit NCHE's Homeless Education Issue Briefs

NCHEP Posters

Go to the online order form to place your order for NCHEP posters.

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Information

Designating LEA Homeless Liaisons

Considerations Under ESSA
Due to increasing concerns from liaisons about the position of “Foster Care Point of Contact” being added to their already full plates, NAEHCY has developed a new document called Designating LEA McKinney-Vento Liaisons: Considerations Under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. This document summarizes the new legal requirements for LEAs on the capacity, training and duties of a school district liaison. It provides important considerations to assist LEAs to ensure that liaisons have sufficient capacity and support to carry out their duties.

Data Collection

Visit the Data Collection page for information on data collection requirements, requested actions, training materials, and technical assistance.

Disaster Information

News reports indicate that a large number of districts may be experiencing extensive flooding and storm damage from Hurricane Matthew. NCHEP would like to share some resource information with you relative to working with the aftermath of a natural disaster.

Visit NCHE's comprehensive web page devoted to Disaster Preparation and Response. There you will find NCHE resources; federal resources; sample forms, materials and policies; resources for coping with a disaster, as well as other resources.

Even though we are providing you with this electronic link to these valuable resources, our office will also provide each district affected with hard copies of NCHE resources. Please email Lisa Phillips and indicate the specific resources you would like to have shipped to you.

Liaison Contacts

Update your contact information quickly and easily by completing the Liaison Contact Information form online.

Download the most current Liaison Contact List.

NCHEP Liaison Listserv

NCHEP's listserv provides homeless education updates to liaisons across North Carolina. Updates may include information about the implementation of the McKinney-Vento Act, funding opportunities, new resources available from NCHEP, or other information pertinent liaisons in their role supporting NC students experiencing homelessness.