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Las Lomitas Elementary School District

Inclusive, Engaging, Inspiring

Liaison for Foster and Homeless Students

The Students Services Department strives to address the unique educational needs of Foster Youth and Homeless students by working collaboratively with our students, caregivers, schools, placing agencies, and other service providers.

Homeless Education: The Student Services Department provides assistance to homeless students and families in compliance with the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act. We work in collaboration with school personnel and community service agencies in an effort to maximize access to various educational, social, and enrichment programs which promote academic success and student achievement.

The McKinney-Vento Education defines homeless children and youth to be those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Under the larger umbrella of lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, the law also provides several examples of situations that meet the definition. The examples include children and youths:

·      sharing housing due to a loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
·      living in hotels, motels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to a lack of alternative adequate housing;
·      living in emergency or transitional shelters;
·      abandoned in hospitals;
·      living in a public or private place not designated for, or normally used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
·      living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar places;
·      living in one of the above circumstances and who are migratory according to the definition in Section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary               Education Act of 1965 [42 U.S.C. § 11434a(2)].

If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact the LLESD Foster and Homeless Liaison in the Student Services Department - 
Robin Spindler - Director of Student Services
(650) 854-6311