Do school districts have the responsibility to identify or locate children and youth experiencing h

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Yes. Every school district must designate a liaison for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Act requires liaisons to ensure that "homeless children and youths are identified by school personnel and through coordination with other entities and agencies." The purpose of identification is to offer appropriate services to the family, child or youth. Coordination with schools and community agencies is an essential identification strategy, as are professional development, awareness and training activities within school buildings, school districts, and the community.