International Charter Academy of Georgia (ICAGeorgia) provides The Homeless Education Program (HEP) to ensure access to a free, appropriate public education for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The Homeless Education Program operates in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act, Title VII- B, reauthorized in 2015. The Homeless Liaison assists to assure identified homeless children and youth receive the following services:
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless students as those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, which includes:
Children and youth who:
Unaccompanied Youth are students who are not in the physical custody of a parent/guardian and are living in a homeless situation.
The primary goal of the Homeless Liaison is to eliminate barriers to school enrollment and promote academic success for all students. The Homeless Liaison along with the school social workers serves as the link between families and community resources. The Homeless liaison is responsible for providing on-going training to families, schools, and community resources in an effort to promote awareness, education and most of all sensitivity to the needs of families/students experiencing homelessness.
Local Liaison: Miki Ito (Phone: 770-604-0007)
The following resources are provided by National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE). For more information, please visit their website: https://nche.ed.gov/
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