If your family lives in any of the following situations:
- In a shelter
In a motel or campground due to the lack of an
alternative adequate accommodation
In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or
Doubled up with other people due to loss of
housing or economic hardship
Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and
protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.
Your eligible children have the right to:
- Receive a free, appropriate public education.
Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking
documents normally required for enrollment.
Enroll in school and attend classes while the
school gathers needed documents.
Enroll in the local school; or continue
attending their school of origin (the school they attended when permanently
housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is your
preference and is feasible.
Receive transportation to and from the school of
origin, if you request this.
Receive educational services comparable to those
provided to other students, according to your children's needs.
If you need further assistance with your children's
educational needs, please contact Mark Rodgers, Senior Director, Student
Services, at 909-971-8330, ext. 5320.
The Los Angeles County Office of Education also supports
homeless and foster youth. For more information visit the LACOE website at this
link: LACOE Foster and Homeless Services
The full text of the federal McKinney-Vento Act can be found
at this link: McKinney-Vento Act