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Foster Youth & Homelessness Education

Foster Youth Education

Foster youth 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. For more information about foster youth education rights, please see the California Youth Education Task Force.

You also may contact Thelma Gonzalez, Director of Student Services, to set-up an appointment for immediate assistance by calling (310) 973-1300 Ext. 50128 or Los Angeles County’s Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSC).

Mckinney Vento- Homelessness Education
  • Students may enroll in school even if they have uncertain housing, a temporary address or no permanent physical address. 
  • Homeless students:
    • May enroll in school immediately even without the documents normally required for enrollment, such as proof of residency, health records, school records or legal guardianship papers. 
    • Are guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinney-Vento Act and California state law.
    • May participate fully in all school activities and programs for which they are eligible.
    • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested.
    • Continue to attend the school in which they were last enrolled.
    • Qualify automatically for school nutrition programs.

Please contact Thelma Gonzalez, Director of Student Services, to set-up an appointment for immediate assistance by calling (310) 973-1300 ext. 50128.

McKinney Vento Housing Questionnaire

Please complete McKinney-Vento Housing Questionnaire and turn in to child's school.

McKinney-Vento Questionnaire - English

McKinney-Vento Questionnaire - Spanish