Title I

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) -- the main federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school. NCLB is built on four principles: accountability for results, more choices for parents, greater local control and flexibility, and an emphasis on doing what works based on scientific research. 

 For more information, please see: Department of Education--NCLB 

Title 1 is a component of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). 

Title 1 is designed to support local efforts to improve student achievement, assist students in meeting challenging academic standards, improve teaching and learning and include strategies to support parental involvement. 

Currently, McCleary elementary school is our only Title 1 school.

Title III

The purpose of Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) is to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient (LEP), including immigrant children and youth, attain English language proficiency, develop high levels of academic achievement in English, and meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement as all children are expected to meet. [NCLB, Section 3102(1)]

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All Children and Youth have the right to free, appropriate public education including children and youth with:

  • Uncertain housing
  • A temporary address
  • No permanent physical address

The federal McKinney-Vento Act guarantees school enrollment for anyone who, due to lack of housing, does not have a fixed regular, and adequate night time residence.  Such children and youth may live:

  • In an emergency shelter or transitional housing,
  • In a motel, hotel, or campground due to the lack of an adequate alternative,
  • In a car, park, public place, bus or train station, or abandoned building,
  • Double up with relatives or friends due to loss of housing or economic hardship,
  • In these conditions and be a migratory child or youth, or
  • In these conditions and be a youth not accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Children and youth living in these settings may meet the McKinney-Vento definition of homelessness and have additional educational rights.

Where can a child or youth without a fixed, regular, and adequate residence attend school?

  • The school the child or youth attended before becoming homeless or was last enrolled (school or origin), or
  • The school in the attendance area where the child or youth is currently living.

How can delays be avoided when enrolling a student experiencing homelessness in school?

  • Enroll the student immediately.
  • Contact the previous school and ask that the records be sent electronically or shared over the phone.
  • Contact the principal, school counselor, or local homeless education liaison with any concerns.
  • Contact the local homeless education liaison to support unaccompanied youth when enrolling in school.

Where can I get help?
Local Homeless Education Liaison

Gerri VanDyke

For additional information, visit the Project Hope website or download and print this brochure.

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