Transitional Student Success Program
The McKinney-Vento Act defines transitional students (students experiencing homelessness) as those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and may reside in any of the following:
- In a shelter (family, domestic violence, youth shelter, or transitional housing)
- In a motel, hotel, or weekly rate housing (single room occupancy hotel)
- Temporarily in a house or apartment with more than one family because of loss of housing or economic hardship
- In an abandoned building, car, campground, or on the street
- With friends or family because you are a runaway or an unaccompanied youth
What are your Child's Educational Rights?
Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, your child:
- Has the right to enroll in school without normally required documents such as birth certificates, proof of residency, transcripts, and immunization records.
- Has the right to continue to attend the school in which they were last enrolled or attend the school nearest their current residence.
- May receive transportation to school.
- Has the right to participate in all programs and activities (when program eligibility criteria are met).
- Receive free meals at school.
District Homeless Youth Liaison
Jessica Red, Coordinator of student services
Manteca Unified School District
County Homeless Youth Liaison
Mark Yost, Director of foster & homeless youth services
San Joaquin County Office of Education
State Homeless Youth Liaison
Leanne Wheeler, California state homeless coordinator
California Department of Education