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Homeless Education Liaison

Pandemic EBT
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.

Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.

Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by about May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will be available beginning May 22, 2020 at

P-EBT Info
Homeless Youth Resources
  • The Resource Connection: Supports families with resources including food banks and child resources
    (209) 754-2000
  • Sierra Hope: Provides a variety of programs for families including Community Food Pantry, Supportive Housing Program, Emergency Housing Assistance Program, and HIV & Aids Support Services
    (209) 736-6792
  • Central Sierra Continuum of Care: Offers help with food, housing, teens and parenting support
  • Calaveras Mariposa Community Action Agency: Connects vulnerable populations with valuable resources
    509 East St. Charles St., San Andreas, CA 95249 - Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    (209) 754-6452 phone / (209) 754-3296 fax
Local School District Homeless Liaisons
  • Bret Harte Union High School:
    Mike Chimente, Superintendent - Secretary Lynn Porovich (209) 736-8340
  • Calaveras County Office of Education - Mountain Oaks, Transition, Calaveras River Academy:
    Karen Vail, Assistance Superintendent Instructional Support Services (209) 736-6025
  • Calaveras Unified School District:
    Rene Malmed, Child Welfare and Attendance Officer (209) 754-2123
  • Mark Twain Union Elementary School District:
    Julia Tidball, Superintendent (209) 736-1858
  • Vallecito Union School District:
    Brett Loring, Community Liaison (209) 795-8030
Homeless Youth Rights
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) (42 U.S.C. § 11431-11435) is federal legislation that ensures the educational rights and protections of children and youths experiencing homelessness. It requires all local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that homeless students have access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschools, as provided to other children and youths. The McKinney-Vento Act defines LEAs as public school districts, direct-funded and locally funded charter schools, and county offices of education. The McKinney-Vento Act also authorizes the funding for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program.