Students Experiencing Homelessness
The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that all children and youth, including preschoolers, have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education as non-homeless children and youth.
In the 2019-2020 school year, Ohio had 23,885 students experiencing homelessness
. Locate the most recent state-level enrollment data on students experiencing homelessness at the Ohio Department of Education's data portal.
Funding Guidance and Resources
For questions related to ARP Homeless, please contact ARPHomeless@education.ohio.gov.
Finding a local school district homeless liaison
The Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS) has the name, phone number and email address of each local school district homeless liaison. A local school district homeless liaison is required in every district. This liaison works with families, community agencies and partners to best support students experiencing homelessness.
To access the information for a foster care liaison, follow these steps:
- Go to the OEDS Directory
- Search the school district name and then click on the district.
- Once on the district’s page, select “personnel” from the top search bar.
- In “Roles Available to this Organization,” search: Homeless Liaison – ESSA.
Resources for Educators and Administrators
Resources for Families
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