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Homeless Education Program

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.
Local School District Homeless Liaisons
  • Bret Harte Union High School:
    Sarah Labuga, Counselor - (209) 736-8351
  • Calaveras County Office of Education - Mountain Oaks, Transition, Calaveras River Academy:
    Melissa Harvey, Manager Foster Youth/Homeless Services (209) 736-6059
  • Calaveras Unified School District:
    Rene Malamed, Child Welfare and Attendance Officer (209) 754-2123
  • Mark Twain Union Elementary School District:
    Lori Oliver, Counselor (209) 736-6533 ext. 154
  • Vallecito Union School District:
    Josh O'Geen, Principal (209) 728-3441
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Melissa Harvey
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