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Confer with principals and teachers on the comparison of school census and
enrollment for the detection of possible non-enrollees;
Cooperate with existing state and federal agencies charged with enforcing
child labor laws;
Promote attendance in the county by compiling data for schools and by fur-
nishing suggestions and recommendations for publication through school bulletins and the
press, or in such manner as the county superintendent may direct;
Participate in school teachers’ conferences with parents and students;
Assist in such other ways as the county superintendent may direct for improv-
ing school attendance; and
Make home visits of students who have excessive unexcused absences, as
provided above, or if requested by the chief administrator, principal, or assistant principal.
4501.9 Homeless Definitions
Awaiting Foster Care Placement – Any child or youth who 1) is in the custody of
the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, 2) has been placed in out-of-
home care, and 3) is not in a permanent placement. This includes, but is not limited to, chil-
dren and youth in family foster care, kinship care, emergency shelter care or in a residential
group home.
4501.10 Homeless Liaison
The attendance director shall serve as the liaison for homeless children and youth
as defined in W.Va. Code §18-8-4. As defined in McKinney-Vento Act, as the liaison for
homeless children and youth, the attendance director is required to:
ensure that public notice of the educational rights of students in homeless situations
is disseminated where children and youths receive services.
ensure that parents or guardians are informed of educational and related opportuni-
ties available to their children, and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate
in the education of their children.
ensure that parents or guardians are informed of, and assisted in accessing all trans-