Homeless Education

Homeless Education

Provides information and resources for homeless children and youth and their right to enroll, attend, participate fully, and succeed in school

.Definition of Homeless


The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youth as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This definition also includes:

  • Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
  • Children and youth who may be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, shelters
  • Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  • Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings, or
  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are children who are living in similar circumstances listed above

Questions: Jackie Sullivan- sullivanj@cabrillo.k12.ca.us  (650) 638-8447 

Resources for Homeless Children and Youth

Resources related to homeless students' rights to enroll and participate fully in school.

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