The McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Education Program aims to ensure that all homeless children and youth have an equal access to public education. This includes preschooler’s education non-homeless children and youth.
We at West Covina Unified School District are committed to helping and addressing the challenges that homeless students have in enrolling, attending and succeeding in school. To ensure that all students who do not have a permanent address are given the appropriate educational opportunities, the District is making available resources that would assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for homeless children and youths.
WHO IS HOMELESS?
The McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act, defines a homeless student as a person between the ages of two and eighteen who:
- Lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence;
- Temporarily shares housing with others due to loss of housing;
- Lives in a motel or hotel;
- Lives in emergency or transitional shelters;
- Lives in abandoned buildings, substandard housing, parked cars, or other facilities unfit for human habitation;
- Is abandoned in a hospital;
- Is awaiting foster care placement;
- Is a migratory child living in conditions described above;
- Is an unaccompanied youth, runaway, or “throwaway.”