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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Agenda Item

Meeting Date
April 25, 2017

Agenda Item Title
First Reading on New Policy JFAAB, “Students Experiencing Homelessness and Students in Foster Care”

Correlation to Board of Education Vision, Mission & Core Beliefs
Providing all students with the opportunity to perform to their fullest potential and ensuring that there is no discernible difference between the achievement levels of students by race, gender or economic level

Staff Present

Brian Schultz, Chief Academic Officer
​Marion Bish, Executive Director of Student Services

Main Points

Proposed new policy, JFAAB, "Students Experiencing Homelessness and Students in Foster Care," is before the Board for First Reading.

The policy brings CMS into compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which includes amendments enacted in 2015 that are intended to strengthen and improve the education of children and youths experiencing homelessness and to establish protections for students in foster care.  CMS has ongoing programs that were put in place under the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the Fostering Connections Act that are designed to address the educational stability of homeless students and students in foster care.  This new policy memorializes the Board's ongoing commitment in these areas and documents the expectations of the Board for professional development and partnering with community agencies. 

This policy was reviewed by the Policy Committee on April 17, 2017 and was unanimously approved for First Reading by the Board.   

Fiscal Implications

Agenda Item Type
reports/information items