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Special Services

To address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, State educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children. Homeless children and youth should have access to the same challenging student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.





Le Monde International School’s Homeless Liaison will follow the McKinney-Vento Act which lists the responsibilities of the local homeless liaison. The law states that local homeless liaisons will ensure that:

  • Homeless children and youth are identified by school personnel and through coordination activities with other entities and agencies;
  • Homeless students enroll in, and have full and equal opportunity to succeed in school;
  • Homeless children and youth, their families, and unaccompanied youth receive educational services for which they are eligible, including Head Start, early intervention services under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and other preschool programs administered by the LEA;
  • Homeless families, children, and youth receive referrals to health care services, dental services, mental health and substance abuse services, and other appropriate services;
  • Parents or guardians of homeless children and youth, and unaccompanied youth are informed of educational and related opportunities available to their children, and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children;
  • Parents or guardians of a homeless child or youth and unaccompanied youth are fully informed of all transportation services, including transportation to and from the school of origin, and are assisted in accessing transportation services to their selected school;
  • Enrollment disputes are mediated in accordance with the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act;
  • Public notice of the educational rights of homeless students is disseminated in all schools and other places around the community;
  • With the assistance of the LEA personnel, procedures are implemented to ensure homeless children and youth receive appropriate credit for full or partial coursework satisfactorily completed while attending a prior school;
  • LEA school counselors assist and advise homeless children and youth to improve college preparation and readiness;
  • Unaccompanied homeless youth are informed regarding their independent status on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • School personnel who serve homeless children and youth, including the Homeless Liaison, receive professional development and other support.

Le Monde International School’s                                                                                          

 Homeless Liaison Contact:                                                                                            

  Lance Seeright – (405) 701-2125                                                                                      

Oklahoma State Department of Education

Tammy Smith – (405) 522-3260

Homeless Liaison Contact:

Le Monde International School is committed to provide all students with sound educational experiences. We recognize that foster children are at an increased risk of grade retention, gaps in academic achievement, low high school graduation rates, and postsecondary enrollment. These provisions promote greater stability for children in foster care so that they can continue their education without disruption, maintain important relationships with peers and adults, and have the opportunity to achieve college- and career readiness. The educational stability includes assurances that (1) a child in foster care will remain in the child’s school of origin, unless a determination is made that it is not in the child’s best interest in that school and (2) if a determination is made that it is not in the child’s best interest to remain in the school of origin, the child will be immediately enrolled in the school of residence, even if the child is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment.

Foster Care Policy