Homeless Education Program (McKinney-Vento Youth)
- Please see the definition below and reach out to your school or the district liaison for more information and assistance
- The liaison can assist you in completing a Homeless Questionnaire over the phone or in person.
- Paper forms are available upon request or by accessing the link on this page, but remember our liaisons are happy to assist you
FOSTER PARENTS or PARENT OF STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS:
It is important to call the Enrollment Center or go in-person for expedited assistance with the enrollment process and related services. There are different requirements related to required documentation.
DEFINITION OF HOMELESSNESS
The term homeless youth means individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This definition includes:
- Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
- Children who may be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, shelter, or awaiting foster care placement.
- Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
- Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
- Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are children who are living in similar circumstances listed above.
THE CHILD OR CHILDREN MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO:
- Immediate enrollment in the school they last attended (school of origin) or the local school where you are currently staying, even if you do not have all the documents normally required at the time of enrollment
- Continue to attend their school of origin, if requested by you and it is in the best interest.
- Receive transportation to and from their school of origin, the same special programs and service, if needed, as provided to all other children, including free meals and Title 1.
- Receive the full protections and services provided under all federal and state laws, as it related to homeless children, youth, and their families.
SITE LIAISON LIST
DISTRICT LIAISON CONTACT INFORMATION
The Superintendent designates the following staff person as the district liaison for homeless students (42 USC 11432):
Executive Director, Student Support
Dr. Courtney Hall
(951) 929-7700 x 4291
Foster Youth / McKinney-Vento District Liaison
(951) 929-7700 x3069
Housing Questionnaire Form