FAMILIES IN TRANSITION UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH

Children arriving at school
  • Mckinney-Vento Homeless Education Act

    The Mckinney-Vento Act is a federal law to ensure the educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. It also protects the rights of students to enroll and/or stay in school even when housing becomes uncertain.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Eligibility Requirements

    Homeless children/Unaccompanied Youth* are guaranteed enrollment in SUSD schools 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 because of economic hardship (foreclosure/eviction)
    • In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or on the streets
    • If you are a runaway or unaccompanied youth

    *Unaccompanied Youth are students who are not in the care of their parents or legal guardians

  • SERVICES PROVIDED

    Families in Transition provides the following services:

    • Enrollment assistance
    • Case management and advocacy
    • Assistance with school supplies
    • Transportation when feasible
    • Assistance and referral to student services (counseling, special education, preschool and after school)
    • Referral to community agencies

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    Winter Wonderland

    We would like to thank the following for helping bring smiles to our students during our Winter Wonderland event- SUSD Staff, Tree House, Kids Care Dental, and Visionary Home Builders.  With your donations, our students had a Merry Christmas.

    Thanks so much for your support and donations!