|Homeless Students in Nevada
|April 17, 2019
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Nevada Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
- Any applications made to the organization Education Leads Home for the award of $20,000 to improve educational outcomes for students experiencing homelessness.
- Any records on how many homeless students are in schools in Reno, Nevada.
- Any records on how it was researched to find homeless students in the state.
Here’s the link to the article: https://mynews4.com/news/local/nevada-receives-grant-to-improve-educational-outcomes-for-homeless-students
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Thank you for contacting the Nevada Department of Education. I have contacted the individuals in charge of the Homeless Education program, and they provided the two attached documents. The first is a copy of the grant application and the second is the most recent information on the numbers of homeless students in Nevada School Districts. As for the final part of your question, regarding research, I was provided the information below:
“The numbers of homeless students for Nevada, are already public and they are posted every year to our NDE website-Homeless Page. These are determined by CSPR data, required every year by the National Center for Homeless Education. I have included a link for convenience (http://www.doe.nv.gov/Homeless/Home/). Each district, as students are enrolled, flags them as homeless. The individual student names are not shared, but each district is required to upload the numbers into BigHorn, (the NDE platform) for data one time per year.”
Thank you for contacting the Department of Education. If you need additional information, please be sure to contact us.
Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement
Nevada Department of Education
700 E. Fifth Street, Suite 100
Carson City, Nv 89701
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Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.