Office of Quality Schools

Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness During School Reopening Webinar

Federal Education Laws Remain in Effect. Every local educational agency (LEA) must have a liaison currently in place with adequate capacity to identify McKinney-Vento students and ensure their enrollment, full participation, and equitable access to services.

If you have questions about the webinar, please contact Cheryl Kosmatka at (573)522-8763 or email

McKinney-Vento and Exploring Doubled-Up Scenarios

Children and youth who are sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason are eligible for McKinney-Vento Act rights and services. There is no time limit on McKinney-Vento eligibility. It depends on the living situation. Many families will remain in doubled-up situations for months or even years as they struggle to find employment and housing, and to address other challenges that may be causing their homelessness.

MOCAP Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased interest in virtual education options for students. DESE will provide information on the Missouri Online Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP), including requirements for school districts and charter schools. School district and charter school administrators, including those responsible for administering MOCAP are invited to view the presentation by Dr. Chris Neale, Assistant Commissioner and Caysie Turner, Virtual Administrator.

Title I Preschool

Non-Regulatory Guidance on Title I Preschools was updated by the US Department of Education in October of 2012. This webinar will cover the updated guidance and how Title I funds can be used to provide preschool services to eligible preschool students.