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Archived Homeless List Serve Messages

SUBJECT:  June MOSIS Student Core Files—Homeless Students

LISTSERVE MESSAGE DATE:  April 17, 2013

Districts are required to report Homeless students in the June MOSIS Student Core file.  It is very important that information completed in MOSIS is accurate and reliable.  Below is guidance on how these homeless students should be reported.

The primary nighttime residence should be the student’s nighttime residence when he/she was determined eligible for McKinney-Vento services.  It is the responsibility of the local liaison to record the type of primary residence at this time.  No homeless child or youth should have a primary nighttime residence that is classified in any way other than the types below.  If the student was identified as homeless anytime during the 2012-2013 school year they should be reported with a primary nighttime residence below.

Below is guidance on how homeless students should be coded in MOSIS.

Who do you report as homeless in the June Student Core?

The student should be reported in the June Cycle if they were identified as homeless at any point throughout the school year.

If your district did not receive McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds, use the following:

NH – Student is not homeless

SH - Homeless primary night time residence is shelters.  The student was not served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.

SN - Homeless primary night time residence is a shelter and student is an unaccompanied youth (not in the physical custody of parent or guardian) not served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.

DU - Homeless primary night time residence is doubled-up (sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason) and student is not served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.

DN - Homeless primary nighttime residence is doubled-up (sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason) and student is an unaccompanied youth (not in the physical custody of parent or guardian) not served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.

HM - Homeless primary night time residence is hotel or motel.  The student was not served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.

HN - Homeless primary night time residence is hotel or motel and student is an unaccompanied youth (not in the physical custody of parent or guardian) not served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.

US - Homeless primary night time residence is unsheltered (e.g., cars, parks, campgrounds, abandoned buildings, substandard or inadequate housing, etc.) and student is not served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.

UN - Homeless primary nighttime residence is unsheltered (e.g., cars, parks, campgrounds, abandoned buildings, substandard or inadequate housing, etc.) and student is an unaccompanied youth (not in the physical custody of parent or guardian) not served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.

 

If your district received McKinney-Vento (Homeless) grant funds, use the codes below.  These districts received Homeless Children and Youth Funding for 12-13 :  011-082 St. Joseph, 048-066 Fort Osage R-I, 048-072 Hickman Mills C-1, 048-077 Independence, 080-125 Sedalia, 092-091 Orchard Farm, 096-089 Ferguson-Florissant, 096-104 Jennings, 096-112 University City, 106-005 Hollister, and 115-115 St. Louis City.

NH – Student is not homeless

SF - Homeless primary night time residence is shelters.  The student was served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.

SY - Homeless primary night time residence is shelters and the student is an unaccompanied youth served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.  An unaccompanied youth includes a youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.

DF - Homeless primary night time residence is doubled-up (sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason) and student is served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.

DY - Homeless primary nighttime residence is doubled-up (sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason) and the student is an unaccompanied youth served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds. An unaccompanied youth includes a youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.

HF - Homeless primary night time residence is hotel or motel.  The student was served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.

HY - Homeless primary night time residence is hotel or motel and the student is an unaccompanied youth served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.  An unaccompanied youth includes a youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.

UF - Homeless primary night time residence is unsheltered (e.g., cars, parks, campgrounds, abandoned buildings, substandard or inadequate housing, etc.) and student is served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.

UY - Homeless primary nighttime residence is unsheltered (e.g., cars, parks, campgrounds, abandoned buildings, substandard or inadequate housing, etc.) and the student is an unaccompanied youth served with McKinney-Vento (homeless) grant funds.  An unaccompanied youth includes a youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.

Additional Notes:

The definition of “Primary Nighttime Residence” is the type of residence (e.g. shelter, hotel, doubled-up in the home of a relative or friend) where a homeless child or unaccompanied youth was staying at the time of enrollment or the type of residence where a currently enrolled child or youth was staying when he or she was identified as homeless. 

 

Doubled-Up:  The McKinney-Vento Act defines this term as “sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason” [725(2)(B).  This classification particularly requires a case-by-case determination, keeping in mind the determining factor is whether the accommodation is a “fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.”

 

 

If you have questions regarding these fields in MOSIS, please contact Kim Oligschlaeger by e-mail at kim.oligschlaeger@dese.mo.gov.  If you have questions on identifying or serving homeless children and youth, please contact Donna Cash at 573-522-8763 or by e-mail at donna.cash@dese.mo.gov.

Donna Cash

Supervisor, Federal Compliance

Coordinator, McKinney-Vento Program

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480, 205 Jefferson Street

Jefferson City, MO  65102-0480

Office:  573-522-8763  Fax:  573-526-6698

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