Source Checks/Surveys For Parents Employed on Federal Lands
OASIS requested the following clarification from Kristen Walls, USDE, Office of Impact Aid. Please click below for the full memo:
This memo is to clarify that an LEA may use a parent-pupil survey form to count children whose parents are employed on federal property (referred to as category G children). This includes children whose parents are employed on Indian lands.
There is no requirement that an LEA must also obtain a source check form for these children; however, and LEA may use a source check form in lieu of a parent-pupil source check form to count these children.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Impact Aid Program at Impact.Aid@ed.gov or me directly at (202) 260-1357.
Student Count Survey Tips from NAFIS
Tips to Increase Response Rate for Impact Aid Parent-Pupil Survey
NAFIS understands that applying for Impact Aid can be complex and time consuming(but absolutely worth it!). To help ease the process for new applicants and those wanting to increase their return rate, we surveyed NAFIS members about how they count federally impacted students, the challenges they face, and successful strategies they’ve developed to overcome them.From this survey, our members report that October is the most common month that districts distribute their surveys. The second most common month is September. These months usually coincide with the highest student enrollment and state count dates.
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