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Foster/Homeless Youth

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
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District Foster and Homeless Youth Liaison
Stephanie Smith 530-623-6127
WES/TPA Site Support Staff
Shannon Thompson 530-623-5533
County Foster Youth Liaison Tiffany Wright 530-623-2861 ext 233
County Homeless Youth Liaison Alison Smith 530-623-2861 ext 261
County Foster/Homeless Youth Liaison Trina LaQue 530-623-2861
Pathways to Success Wellness Liaison Dominic Henry 530-623-5533
State Homeless Liaison
State Coordinator
Leanne Wheeler 866-856-8214

Rights and Services under Mckinney vento act 
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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.