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Homeless (McKinney-Vento)

The Federal McKinney-Vento Act and California State law consider the following living situations as homeless:

  • In a shelter (family, domestic violence, or youth shelter or transitional living program)
  • In a motel, hotel, or weekly rate housing
  • In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss
  • In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or on the street
  • In temporary foster care or with an adult who is not the parent or guardian
  • In substandard housing (without electricity, water, or heat)
  • With friends or family because the child is a runaway or an unaccompanied youth

Eligible students have the right to:

  • Immediate school enrollment even when records are not present
  • Remain in the school of origin, if in the student’s best interest
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin
  • Receive support for academic success
  • Qualify for child nutrition program (free lunch)

If your family is experiencing homelessness or are unsure if this status applies to you, please contact Christie Prince, School Counselor and McKinney Vento School Liaison.