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Vanessa Alvarado - VUSD Homeless Liaison (559) 730-7498

Mayra Rilea - Student Welfare and Attendance Technician (559) 730-7498

MCKINNEY-VENTO ACT

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)
  • In a motel, hotel, or weekly rate housing
  • In a house or apartment with more than one family becuase of economic hardship or loss (doubled-up)
  • In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or on the street
  • In substandard housing (without electricity, water, or heat)

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

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

Parents' responsibilities are to:

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

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 district
  • 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 process

If you feel you are eligible, please fill out the form below

Student Residency Questionnaire

Student Residency Questionnaire

 

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