McKinney-Vento District Liaison
HOURS & INFO
Open Monday - Friday
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
1801 S. Poplar St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
DEFINITION & CRITERIA
Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), defines children and youth experiencing homelessness as follows: Students between the ages of 0 and 22 who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
Staying with Others
Implies that the familiy's living situation is stationary, permanent, and not subject to change.
Implies that the family's living situation is used on a predictable, routine, or consistent basis.
ADEQUATE:Implies that the family's living situation is considered sufficient for meeting the physical and psychological needs of children and parents that are typcially met in a home environment.
EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS & SAUSD SUPPORTS
Students have the right to:
- Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there
- Enroll in school without having a permanent address
- Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment
- Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documentation (proof of residency, immunization/health records, school records, and/or legal guardianship papers)
- Attend school (including distance learning) and participate in all school programs for which they are eligible, according to the student’s need
- Continue in the school they attended before they became homeless or the school they last attended (school of origin), as long as it is in the student’s best interest
- Receive assistance with public transportation to and from the school of origin, if feasible and if requested
- Automatic qualification for the school nutrition program
- Provide a District Liaison between students and families and the school system
- Provide connections with shelters, community resources, and the Department of Social Services
- Provide information to parents/guardians/caregivers of their student’s rights pertaining to education
- Ensure children and youth experiencing homelessness have equal access to academic services, materials, and resources
- Provide school supplies, uniforms and other essentials as available
For information on the differences and similarities within the law for foster and homeless youth, please click on the flyer above.