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Updated Guidance for Homeless Children in the School Nutrition Programs

Last Modified: 09/05/2013
Thursday, April 4, 2002

Please advise your State agencies that a January 2002 amendment to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) clarified the definition of homeless children and youth. Another provision of the statute requires each school district to designate a local educational agency liaison for homeless children and youths. Many districts already have designated a liaison. Other districts may appoint an individual to act as the liaison until one is designated.

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