The Following is from The School House Connection
LEA Liasons: Take 5 Minutes to Help SchoolHouse Connection
Across the nation, school district and charter school homeless liaisons are facing enormous and unprecedented challenges serving children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. 
SchoolHouse Connection is advocating for resources and policy reforms to address these challenges. SchoolHouse Connection is asking for help in informing their efforts, so that they can make the most compelling case possible. If you are a local educational agency liaison or work in a local educational agency, please help by filling out this five-minute survey on the trends in family and youth homelessness that you are seeing, the most pressing unmet needs, successful strategies, and how SHC can help. Please respond by Friday, October 2nd.
Training Resources: Powerpoints, Tools, Videos
Under federal law (the McKinney-Vento Act), every local educational agency (LEA) is required to designate a liaison for children and youth experiencing homelessness. LEA homeless liaisons have ten specific duties under the law, one of which is to provide professional development and other support to school personnel. 

Effective training for school personnel is especially important during the coronavirus pandemic. Additional outreach and support will be necessary to ensure that children and youth experiencing homelessness are identified, enrolled, and supported.

The SchoolHouse Connection has updated and refreshed their training resources to include:

  • Infographics
  • Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
  • Customizable Powerpoint Presentations, in English and Spanish
  • Flyers, in English and Spanish
  • COVID-Related Checklists
  • Email Templates
  • Tools for Specific School Staff
  • Two-Page Legal Fact Sheets
  • Upcoming and Archived Webinars
  • Videos
  • Supplemental Resources
Upcoming Webinars: Preventing Evictions, College Partnerships, Charter Schools, Federal Policy
Preventing Evictions: What Educators Need to Know
Friday, September 25, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:15PM ET

College, COVID-19, and Homelessness: Building Partnerships
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00PM ET

Coronavirus, Charter Schools, and Students Experiencing Homelessness
Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:15PM ET

What’s Happening on the Hill: Update on Child, Youth, and Family Homelessness
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00PM ET
Schoolhouse Connection National Scholarship
SchoolHouse Connection’s national scholarship deadline of October 1st is quickly approaching. Please help spread the word by forwarding this email or this flyer to eligible youth and to organizations that work with youth.

This Program:

  • Provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program.
  • Assists youth with financial aid processes, mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services.
  • Builds a stable peer and adult support network for recipients, before, during, and after their college careers, and into their transition into the workforce.
  • Offers young people meaningful opportunities to engage in advocacy, while providing sustained support services to help ensure graduation and success in life.

The Award:

  • $2,000 scholarship award.
  • A minimum of 10 scholarships are awarded.
  • A trip to a national awards ceremony (travel and expenses included)
  • Second gathering in Washington, DC, one year after the initial scholarship award (all expenses included).