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Information provided to the school district on a student's or family's living situation is confidential and is only used to determine the educational rights of students, supports and services.
La información proporcionada al distrito escolar sobre la situación de vida de un estudiante o su familia es confidencial y solo se utiliza para determinar los derechos educativos de los estudiantes, apoyos y servicios.
School-aged children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.
What is McKinney-Vento?
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is an assistance program, and federal law, that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for students and youth experiencing homelessness. 
If you or anyone you know is living in one of the following situations, please contact the school or district liaison for assistance.
  • In a shelter, motel, or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation 
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, bus, or train station
  • Doubled-up with a parent, relative, or friend due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • Housing that is substandard or considered inadequate
Eligible students have the right to:
  • Attend school no matter where or how long they have lived in the area
  • Be given the same access to public education as other students (preschool through eighth grade)
  • Continue their education in school of origin or residence
  • Receives transportation to school of origin if living outside of their school's attendance boundaries
  • Attend and participate in extended learning programs at their school
  • Enroll in school without having a permanent address
  • Immediate enrollment while the school arranges for required enrollment documents (birth certificate, immunization records, etc.)
  • Participate in special programs and services

Services provided:
Clothing and shoes 
Food referrals 
Backpacks and school supplies 
General basic needs/toiletries 
Community Resources 
Mental Health Referrals 
Medi-cal application
HEAP application assistance 
State benefits applications (CalFresh, Cash Aid)
And More
Stephanie Guzman
District McKinney-Vento Liaison
7311 Rosedale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Office: 661-589-3830
Fax: 661-589-3674