• Students Experiencing Homelessness as defined in the McKinney-Vento Act
    At Madera Unified, we do everything in our power to provide quality education, opportunities, and services to children and youth facing homelessness. Our district ensures that students experiencing homelessness and their families know their legal rights to receive those services.

    They have the right to:

    • Attend school, no matter where they live now or how long they have lived there

    • Enroll in school and participate immediately, even if they are missing records and documents normally required for enrollment

    • Attend the neighborhood school closest to where they currently live, or, attend their school-of-origin. School-of-origin is the school the student attended when permanently houses or the school in which the child or youth was last enrolled

    • Receive transportation to and from their school-of-origin), whenever feasible

    • Participate fully in all school activities, while their new school arranges for record transfers

    • Receive the same programs and services as their schoolmates, and be treated with the same respect and receive equitable attention as their classmates. It is against federal law to separate students based on their living conditions and it harms the educational process

    • To learn more about federal law specifically protecting the rights of students facing homelessness, and district support under the law, read about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

    For more information, contact the Children & Youth in Transition Program or fill out an Intake Form 

Last Modified on February 14, 2022