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Section 1113(c)(3)(A) of the Title I law states that a district shall reserve funds under this title in order to provide comparable services to children and youth in homeless situations who might attend schools that do not receive Title I funds.
This means that a district should examine the services it provides to students on participating Title I campuses and use Title I funds to provide comparable services to students in homeless situations who attend nonparticipating campuses in the district.
The section goes on to say that Title I funds can be used to provide educationally related support services to children in shelters. This might include tutoring, school supplies, counseling, and social work services.
Section 1115 (b)(2)(D) of the Title I law reinforces the spirit and intent of Section 1113(c)(3)(A) by stating that any child who is experiencing homelessness may be eligible for Title I services regardless of the school he/she attends.
Verbal guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education at a conference sponsored by the National Association of State Coordinators for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth in Nashville, Tennessee, October, 1996, stated that every child or youth in a homeless situation is eligible for Title I services.