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Educational Services

Homeless Youth Services

Homeless students are defined by the federal McKinney-Vento Act as youth who “lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.”

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Homeless Youth Ed Rights

Colleen Whitlock
Student Support Services Director II
209.536.2075

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Foster Youth Manager

Kelsey Stone
Foster Youth / Special Projects Coordinator III
209.536.2068

Who Counts as a “Homeless” Student?

The Federal Government’s legal definition of homelessness is based upon the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act as anyone who:

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Lacks a regular, fixed and adequate nighttime residence

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Is sharing housing due to economic struggles

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Is living in a public place not designed for sleeping or permanent residence (cars, parks, shelter or motel)

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Receive transportation to and from school

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Is a youth awaiting foster care placement

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Is a migrant youth who qualifies under any of the above

Homeless Youth Have Rights To:

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Enroll in school without proper documentation/immunization records

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Attend classes while educational records are being located and transferred

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Remain in their school of origin

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Enroll in school without giving a permanent address

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Receive transportation to and from school

All youth should have the opportunity for educational success, no matter what their housing or family situation may be. The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools program promotes this success through advocacy, mentoring, tutoring, and assistance with the transition to obtaining a college education.

Services Provided

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Educational Case Management

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Enrollment Assistance

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Mentoring

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Transportation Arrangement

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Assistance with Records Transfer

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Special Education Advocacy

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School Supplies

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Resource Referrals

Grade Levels

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Pre-K - 5th Grade

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6th - 8th Grade

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High School

Contact Us

For more information on our Homeless Youth Services, please email, call, or fill out this form.

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Email

kstone@tcsos.us

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Phone

(209) 536-2068

Resources

Resources for Food, Clothing, and Medical
Shelters