HOMELESS & FOSTER YOUTH SERVICES

HOMELESS & FOSTER YOUTH LIAISON

Tanya Audish
Guidance Counselor & McKinney-Vento Liaison
Tanya.Audish@peak-prep.org
714-485-5220

HOMELESS AND FOSTER YOUTH RIGHTS

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN YOUR SCHOOL OF ORIGIN:

You have the right to stay in the same school, your “school of origin” after you move provided it is in your best interest. Your “school of origin” can be:

  1. The school you attended when you first entered foster care,
  2. The school you most recently attended, or
  3. Any school you attended in the last 15 months that you feel connected to.

RIGHT TO IMMEDIATE ENROLLMENT IN SCHOOL:

You have the right to immediately enroll in your regular home school after you move, even if you do not have the paperwork you would normally need for enrollment (such as birth certificate, vaccinations transcript, or IEP).

Your previous school must send your education records to your new school.

You have the right to participate in any activities, such as sports teams, tutoring, or after-school clubs, even if you miss a tryout or sign-up deadline.

RIGHT TO PARTIAL CREDITS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

If you change schools during the school year, you have a right to partial credits in all classes that you are passing, even if you do not complete the entire class.

After you change schools, your new school must accept the partial credits issued by your old school.

After you change schools, you have the right to be enrolled in the same or similar classes you were enrolled in at your last school.

RIGHT TO YOUR SCHOOL RECORDS:

You have the right to access your school records if you are 16 years or older or have finished 10th grade.

Your social worker/probation officer and education rights holder can access your school records as well.

NON-EDUCATION RIGHTS:

As a foster youth, you also have other rights that are not related to school, such as the right to see a doctor or to have private storage space. For more information, please see the Foster Youth Bill of Rights.

YOU CAN ENROLL IN SCHOOL!

Even if you have:

  • Uncertain housing
  • A temporary address
  • No permanent physical address

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

  • In a house or apartment with more than one family due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • With friends or family because you are a runaway or an unaccompanied youth
  • In substandard housing without electricity, water, or heat
  • In a shelter (family, domestic violence, youth shelter, or transitional living program
  • In a motel, hotel, or weekly rate housing
  • In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or in the streets

You can enroll in school immediately even without the documents normally required for enrollment, such as:

  • Proof of residency
  • Immunization records or other required health records
  • School records
  • Legal guardianship papers

Your child may:

  • Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which he/she is eligible
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin if you request it
  • Continue to attend the school in which he/she was last enrolled even if you have moved away from that school’s attendance area
  • Quality automatically for school nutrition programs

Your responsibilities are to:

  • Make sure your child gets to school on time and ready to learn
  • Stay informed of school rules, regulations and activities
  • Contact the homeless liaison for assistance in removing barriers to your child’s education
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences, back-to-school nights, and other school-related activities

It is not a crime to live in one of the above situations and schools are here to assist you and your children with enrollment and appropriate services. This information will not be shared outside of the educational entity.

For questions about enrolling in school or for assistance with school enrollment. contact:

Your local school district homeless liaison:

Tanya Audish
Guidance Counselor & McKinney-Vento Liaison
Tanya.Audish@peak-prep.org
714-485-5220

Your county homeless liaison:

Cathi Nye, Coordinator
Homeless Education Program
Ventura County Office of Education
5189 Verdugo Way
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 437-1559

Your homeless state coordinator:

Leanne Wheeler
State Coordinator
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 6408
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-866-856-8214

Incluso si:

  • Vivienda incierta
  • Una dirección temporal
  • Sin dirección física permanente

La ley federal McKinney-Vento y las leyes del estado de California te garantizan la inscripción en la escuela si vives:

  • En una casa o apartamento con más de una familia debido a la pérdida de vivienda o dificultades económicas
  • Con amigos o familiares porque es un joven fugitivo o no acompañado
  • En viviendas precarias sin electricidad, agua o calefacción
  • En un refugio (familia, violencia doméstica, refugio para jóvenes o programa de vivienda de transición
  • En un motel, hotel o alojamiento de tarifa semanal
  • En un edificio abandonado, en un coche, en un camping o en la calle

Puedes inscribirte en la escuela de inmediato, incluso sin los documentos que normalmente se piden para la inscripción, como:

  • Prueba de residencia
  • Registros de vacunas u otros registros de salud requeridos
  • Expediente educativo
  • Documentos de tutela legal

Tu hijo puede:

  • Participar plenamente en todas las actividades y programas escolares para los que sea elegible
  • Recibir transporte hacia y desde la escuela de origen si lo solicita
  • Seguir asistiendo a la escuela en la que se inscribió por última vez, incluso si se ha mudado fuera del área de asistencia de esa escuela.
  • Calidad automáticamente para programas de nutrición escolar

Es tu responsabilidad:

  • Asegúrese de que su hijo llegue a la escuela a tiempo y listo para aprender
  • Manténgase informado sobre las reglas, los reglamentos y las actividades de la escuela.
  • Póngase en contacto con el enlace para personas sin hogar para obtener ayuda para eliminar las barreras a la educación de su hijo.
  • Asistir a conferencias de padres y maestros, noches de regreso a la escuela y otras actividades relacionadas con la escuela

No es un delito vivir en una de las situaciones anteriores y las escuelas están aquí para ayudarlo a usted y a sus hijos con la inscripción y los servicios apropiados. Esta información no será compartida fuera de la entidad educativa.

Si tienes preguntas acera de la inscripción en la escuela o para obtener ayuda con la inscripción, contacta a:

El enlace designado para las personas sin hogar (“homeless liaison”) de tu distrito escolar local:

Tanya Audish
Guidance Counselor & McKinney-Vento Liaison
Tanya.Audish@peak-prep.org
714-485-5220

El enlace designado para las personas sin hogar de tu condado:

Cathi Nye, Coordinator
Homeless Education Program
Ventura County Office of Education
5189 Verdugo Way
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 437-1559

El coordinadora de las personas sin hogar de tu estado:

Leanne Wheeler
State Coordinator
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 6408
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-866-856-8214