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Homeless and Foster Youth

Homeless and Foster Youth:
Designated Contact: Jay San Agustin
By law, school-aged children in one of the following
situations may be considered homeless if they are:
• Living in a shelter
• Awaiting placement in foster care
• Living in campgrounds, temporarily trailers, or parks
• Living in an automobile
• Living in an abandoned building or public place
• Staying doubled up with friends or relatives, due to loss of housing from financial hardship
• Living in substandard housing (i.e. no running water, no electricity)
• Living in a transitional housing program
Under McKinney Vento Eligible Students Have The Right To:
• Receive a free and appropriate public education, and instructional services comparable to those provided to
other students
• Enroll in school immediately, even if they lack documents normally required for enrollment
• Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers required documents.