DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 25
July 14, 2006
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Student Data Collection for Homeless Children and Youth
The purpose of this memorandum is to request school division data regarding homeless children and youth enrolled and served during the 2005-06 school year. This information is required by the U. S. Department of Education (USED) and is similar to data requested in previous years. Please note that USED has requested that students displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita be included in homeless student counts.
Subgrantee school divisions receiving direct McKinney-Vento funding through Project HOPE-Virginia must submit the more detailed data collection form required in the Annual Report for McKinney-Vento Subgrants.
Sample report forms are attached. In addition, a copy of the appropriate form and a technical assistance guide is being sent electronically to the local homeless education liaison in each school division. Please ensure the appropriate form is completed for your school division.
This year, an online submission system is available via the Project HOPE-Virginia website: www.wm.edu/hope/datacollection. By using the online report, users will be linked to the appropriate data collection form. If online submission is not possible, the completed report may be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to Project HOPE-Virginia.
In order to adhere to the USED submission date for state
reporting, please submit your completed report no later than
Dr. Patricia A. Popp
Thank you for your assistance and attention to this requirement.