Homeless or Displaced?

We Can Help!

The Fremont Union High School District is committed to provide services to all students experience homelessness or temporary displacement from their home. Some of the services we can provide are

  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • Free transportation (bus pass)
  • School supplies
  • Community connections for housing, medical assistance and more…

What is McKinney-Vento?

Federal law known as the McKinney-Vento Act, guarantees certain rights to homeless students and requires schools and other public institutions to provide services to these students and families.

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as:

"individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence."

The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:

  • Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason
  • Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations
  • Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc)
  • Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
  • Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Children and youth abandoned in hospitals
  • Children and youth awaiting foster care placement
  • Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc)
  • Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
  • Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations

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