Homeless / Youth in Transition
Homeless Youth Education Services coordinates with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which addresses the problems that homeless children and youth face when enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Our program ensures that students experiencing homelessness are enrolled and are provided with comparable educational services and resources to achieve academic success.
The McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless children and youths” as students who lack fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who are:
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, homeless children and youth have the right to:
If the school district believes that the school selected is not in the student’s best interest, the district must provide the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth with a written explanation of its position and inform the parent, guardian, or youth of the right to appeal its decision.
Homeless Children & Youth services also provides a master list of resources for homeless youth, caregivers, district liaisons, and community members to quickly access resources. Resources are available in English and Spanish.
Link for 211 Tulare County: WIN App (211)
Tulare County Office of Education McKinney-Vento Education Liaison
559-302-3622 ext 5156
California State Homeless Coordinator
Tulare County Office of Education
Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
P.O. Box 5091
Visalia, CA 93278-5091