Placing a Student on Hold - Area Team Hold Status (ATH)
Hosting Volunteers and Team Development Specialists (TDS) may request an Area Team Hold for a student that is in Regionally Available to give volunteers time to reach families and to give families time to make their decision about which student to host.
At this time, Holds can not be placed on Community Placed students. Thus, the team must discuss internally how they will communicate when families are looking at specific CPd stus. Talk to your Hosting Coordinator and TDS to learn how your team manages this locally.
Only two students may be on Hold at one time for any given family. Thus, the family name must be included in the Hold request.
Holds will automatically be released at 11:45 pm Eastern on the third day.
If a queue of Holds forms for the same student, each Hold request will be processed in the order in which it was entered. The requester receives an email when their Hold begins, informing him/her when the Hold will expire.
If there is no one in the queue for a particular student, a Team may renew the Hold. If there is a queue and there are extenuating circumstances delaying a final decision on a student (for example, a family member is out of town) and a longer hold is needed, TDS staff will be able to extend the Hold and add a comment which will be visible in the student’s placement detail screen in Global Link. Any Hold queue order will be maintained.
If a team with an active hold would like to CP that student, they may do so as long as there are no pending requests in the queue. If there are pending requests, those will be processed in the order they were entered. Thus, having a student on Hold gives a team no advantage in being able to CP the student. The first team to enter a CP request will be able to CP the student.
Volunteers and staff are expected to release the Hold as soon as it is apparent that the intended placement will not occur by informing the TDS or by submitting a "Regionally Available" request in Global Link. (Or "Nationally Available" in the case of YES students.)