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Youth experiencing homelessness can enroll in school even if they have uncertain housing, a temporary address or no permanent physical address. They are guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinney-Vento Act and California state law.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act. It ensures children and youth experiencing homelessness have full and equal access to appropriate public education and protects their rights.

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Big Pine Unified School District’s Homeless Liason, Ed Dardenne-Ankringa at 760/938-2005 ext. 2423, or [email protected]. More information can be found in BP/AR 6173, Education for Homeless Children, and at [email protected].