Assembly Bill 490, signed into law in 2004, and other more recent legislation, mandates certain provisions including requiring school districts to designate a foster youth liaison, provide timelines for school enrollment and student record transfers, and build advocacy with foster youth.
Trinity County foster/homeless youth liasons and support staff
Children and youth who are experiencing homelessness are entitled to certain rights and services including the following:
Immediate enrollment in the school they last attended (school of origin) or the local school where they are currently staying, even if you do not have all the documents normally required at the time of enrollment.
Continue to attend their school of origin, if requested by you and it is in the best interest.
Receive transportation to and from their school or origin, the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children, including meals and Title 1.
Receive the full protections and services provided under all federal and state laws, as it relates to homeless children, youth, and their families.