Homeless Education Information - Basd

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Homeless Education Information - Basd

This quiz is designed to gather a random sample of Burlington Area School District elementary staff's awareness about what homelessness is, what services students may be eligible for, and who to contact if a student may be homeless.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Education Act, the term "homeless children and youth" refers to individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The following are examples of children/youth who would be considered homeless. (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Children and youth who share the housing of other persons because of loss of housing, economic difficulties, or other similar reasons

    • B. 

      Children living in motels, hotels, or campgrounds because they lack alternative adequate accommodations

    • C. 

      Children who are living in temporary housing, such as emergency or transitional shelters

    • D. 

      Children who are placed in permanent foster care

    • E. 

      Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is a public or private place not designed for or generally used as regular sleeping accommodations (i.e. car, park, bus station, abandoned buildings)

    • F. 

      Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances that are not considered fixed, regular, or adequate

    • G. 

      Children that are sharing the residence of others for convenience, due to cultural preference, or solely for childcare purposes

    • H. 

      Children/youth who are not residing in their parent/guardian's home due to conflict, were kicked out, or ran away

  • 3. 
    True or False - Schools can refuse to enroll homeless students if they do not have the records/information normally required for enrollment (i.e. proof of residency, immunization records, copy of birth certificate, etc).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, homeless students are eligible for the following services (check all that apply):
    • A. 

      Equal access/comparable services that are offered to other non-homeless students in the school selected (i.e. the right to attend classes and participate fully in school activities)

    • B. 

      The right to attend their school of origin (school the child/youth attended when permanently housed or last enrolled) or at the school where the family is currently residing while homeless, if that is their preference

    • C. 

      Transportation services to the school of origin while the family is actively homeless (when eligible).

    • D. 

      Transportation services once the family is permanently housed.

    • E. 

      Free breakfast and lunch

    • F. 

      Waiver of school registration fees

    • G. 

      Free school pictures

  • 5. 
    What are some of the responsibilities of BASD's homeless liaisons? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Assist homeless youth/parents/unaccompanied youth with placement, enrollment, and knowing their rights

    • B. 

      Disseminate public notice of the educational rights of homeless and unaccompanied youth, both within the school buildings and within the community

    • C. 

      Inform and assist homeless children/unaccompanied youth in accessing transportation

    • D. 

      Be knowledgeable about/assist parents with accessing community resources

    • E. 

      Make sure homeless students have the same equal access to educational opportunities

  • 6. 
    Name one of BASD's two homeless liaisons (first and last name required).
  • 7. 
    True or False - Homeless children can enroll/attend which ever school they wish under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    True or False - All children experiencing homelessness qualify for transportation services?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Some common signs of homelessness may include (check all that apply):
    • A. 

      Attendance at many different schools

    • B. 

      Gaps in skill development

    • C. 

      Unmet medical or dental needs

    • D. 

      Inability to contact parents

    • E. 

      Exhibiting anger or embarrassment when asked about current address

    • F. 

      Difficulty trusting people

    • G. 

      Lack of school supplies

  • 10. 
    Who should you contact if you think a student may be homeless?
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