Summary: S.833 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/25/2013)

Educational Success for Children and Youth Without Homes Act of 2013 - Amends the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act's program of grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for the education of homeless youth to:

  • raise the minimum allotment for each state;
  • elaborate on the functions of each state's Office of the Coordinator for Education of Homeless Children and Youths;
  • elaborate on required state procedures for resolving disputes regarding the educational placement of homeless youth;
  • ensure that homeless youth do not lose credits earned in other schools and are not segregated into separate schools or programs within schools;
  • require states, LEAs, and schools to promote success for homeless youth by holding them to the same achievement standards as other students and removing barriers to their full participation in all classes and school activities;
  • list student-centered factors to be considered before an LEA places a homeless youth in a school;
  • require such schools to immediately enroll homeless youth despite unpaid fees or missed application or enrollment deadlines;
  • protect the privacy of information about a homeless youth's living situation;
  • require LEAs to coordinate services provided to homeless and disabled youth;
  • add to the duties of, and funding available to, LEA liaisons for homeless youth;
  • provide for the enrollment of homeless children in early care and education programs;
  • require the Secretary of Education to establish or designate a Federal Office of the Coordinator for Education of Homeless Children and Youths;
  • authorize the Secretary to award grants or enter into contracts for evaluation, dissemination, and technical assistance activities for educational programs for homeless youth; and
  • triple authorized FY2014 appropriations from those authorized for FY2009.

Establishes a separately funded Emergency Disaster Grant program which distributes funds to LEAs directly or through states to increase LEAs' capacity to respond to major disasters that increase their enrollment of homeless youth.