McKinney Vento

McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. If you are experiencing homelessness, please complete the Housing Questionnaire below so we can begin to help your student get the services they need. Students who are homeless have the right to continue attending their school of origin if this is in their best interest. When permanent housing is found, they can remain in the school of origin until the end of the school year when a reassessment of schools that are in the student's best interest is determined by parents and school. 
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youths as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This definition also includes:
  • Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, natural disaster, lack of adequate housing, or similar reason
  • Children and youths who may be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, shelters, or awaiting foster care placement
  • Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  • Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings, or
  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are children who are living in similar circumstances listed above
Please return forms to:  Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
                                            2204 Plaza Dr. Suite 200
                                            Rocklin, CA  95765
                                            Attn: Jaime Pimental
More information on McKinney-Vento Homeless Education and Services can be found at for Placer County residents and for Sacramento County residents.