• The Homeless Education Program can provide:backpack with school supplies

    • Assistance in school enrollment
    • Advocacy to keep your child in his/her school of origin, if possible.
    • Transportation assistance
    • Resolution of school enrollment disputes
    • Help to ensure students in transition receive appropriate educational services
    • Backpacks & school supplies
    • Assistance with school clothing
    • The opportunity to be fully involved in your child’s academic experience
  • Do You Have Uncertain Housing? A Temporary or No Permanent Physical Address?

    You are guaranteed enrollment in school by the Federal McKinney-Vento Act and California state law if you live:

    • In a shelter (family, domestic violence, or youth shelter or transitional living program)
    • Attend parent/teacher conferences, Back-to-School Nights, and other school-related
    • Stay informed of school rules, regulations, and
    • Participate in school advisory/decision-making
    • 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 your parent or guardian
    • In substandard housing (without electricity, water, or heat)
    • With friends or family because you are a runaway or an unaccompanied youth

    To enroll in or attend school if you live under any of these conditions, you do NOT need to provide:

    • Proof of residency
    • Immunization records or tuberculosis skin-test results
    • School records
    • Legal guardianship papers

    You may:

    • Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which you are eligible.
    • Continue to attend the school in which you were last enrolled even if you have moved away from that school’s attendance zone or
    • Receive transportation from your current residence back to your school of origin.
    • Qualify automatically for child nutrition programs (free and reduced-price lunches and other district food programs).
    • Contact the district liaison to resolve any disputes that arise during the enrollment

    Parents’ responsibilities are to:

    • Make sure your child attends school regularly and completes homework and projects on time.
    • Attend parent/teacher conferences, Back-to-School Nights, and other school-related
    • Stay informed of school rules, regulations, and Participate in school advisory/decision-making

     

For Assistance:

  • Welcome and Wellness Center
    44226 10th Street West
    Lancaster, CA 93534
    661-471-8400

    County Liasion
    Jennifer Kottke, Ed.D., Homeless Education Coordinator II
    Los Angeles County Office of Education
    562-922-6614

    State Liasion
    Leanne Wheeler, State Coordinator
    California Department of Education
    1430 N Street, Suite 6208
    Sacramento, California 95814
    (866) 856-8214

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