& Foster Youth Services
Students in homeless situations who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence are protected by the McKinney-Vento Act. Students who are dependents or wards in foster care are provided protection under AB 490. These protections include but are not limited to:
- The right to stable school placements, education and school placement decisions dictated by the best interest of the child and placement in the least restrictive educational placement.
- The right to be immediately enrolled in school even if all typically required school records or immunizations are not available.
For more information, or to find out if a student qualifies for protection under these laws, contact the Homeless/Foster Youth Liaison in Student Support Services at 510-657-2350, ext. 12614.