Liaison for Court-Related Students

Liaison for Students Who Are Homeless



  1. Homeless children are identified by school personnel and through outreach and coordination activities with other entities and agencies;
  2. Homeless children are enrolled in, and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed in, district schools;
  3. Homeless families and homeless children have access to and receive educational services for which they are eligible, including services through Head Start programs (including Early Head Start programs) under the Head Start Act, early intervention services under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and other district preschool programs;
  4. Homeless families and homeless children receive referrals to health care, dental, mental health and substance abuse, housing, and other appropriate services;
  5. The parents or guardians of homeless children are informed of the available educational and related opportunities and are provided meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children;
  6. Public notice of the educational rights of homeless children is disseminated in locations frequented by parents or guardians of such children, and unaccompanied youths, including schools, shelters, public libraries, and soup kitchens, in a manner and form understandable to the parents and guardians of homeless children, and unaccompanied youths;
  7. Enrollment disputes are mediated;
  8. The parent or guardian of a homeless child, and any unaccompanied youth, are fully informed of all transportation services, including transportation to the school of origin, and are assisted in accessing transportation to the school of enrollment;
  9. School personnel providing services under the McKinney-Vento Act receive professional development and other support; and
  10. Unaccompanied youths:
    1. Are enrolled in school;
    2. Have opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic standards as the state establishes for other children; and
    3. Are informed of their status as independent students under section 480 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and that the youths may obtain assistance from the liaison to receive verification of such status for purposes of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Determination of Homeless Status

Liaison for Children in State Conservatorship

Transition to Higher Education

  1. Assisting the child with the completion of any applications for admission or financial aid;
  2. Arranging and accompanying the child on campus visits;
  3. Assisting the child in researching and applying for private or institution-sponsored scholarships;
  4. Identifying whether the child is a candidate for appointment to a military academy;
  5. Assisting the child in registering and preparing for college entrance examinations, including, subject to the availability of funds, arranging for the payment of any examination fees by DFPS; and
  6. Coordinating contact between the child and a liaison designated by the Higher Education Coordinating Board for students who were formerly in the conservatorship of DFPS.

Child Welfare Contact

School-Community Guidance Center

Cooperative Programs

Parental Notice and Access to Information

  1. The reason the student has been assigned to the center;
  2. A statement that on request the parent or guardian is entitled to be fully informed in writing of any treatment method or testing program involving the student; and
  3. A statement that the parent or guardian may request to be advised and to give written, signed consent for any psychological testing or treatment involving the student.
  1. Any instructional or guidance material to be used by the student, including teachers' manuals, tapes, and films; and
  2. The results of any treatment, testing, or guidance method involving the student.

Parental Involvement

  1. A statement of the student's behavioral and learning objectives;
  2. A requirement that the parent attend specified meetings and conferences for teacher review of the student's progress; and
  3. The parent's acknowledgement that the parent understands and accepts the responsibilities imposed by the agreement regarding attendance at meetings and conferences and assistance in meeting objectives, defined by the district, to aid student remediation.

Court Supervision

Harlingen CISD



DATE ISSUED: 11/21/2017