Tumani Heights MSW-PPSCManager IIFoster/Homeless District Liaison
Department of Prevention & Intervention1350 M St, Fresno, CA 93721Phone (559) 457-3359 Fax (559) 457-3374
The Fresno Unified Governing Board believes that all children should have the opportunity to receive appropriate educational services. All children residing within the district shall have immediate access to district schools and services. Children identified as homeless under the federal McKinney-Vento Act have educational rights.
Children living in foster care receive similar rights under state law AB490, because they are at high risk for academic failure as well. Homeless children and children living in foster care shall be admitted with or without a permanent address. When feasible, they shall remain in the "school of origin". School of origin means the school that the child or youth attended when permanently housed, or the school in which the child or youth was last enrolled. Staff shall encourage parents/guardians to enroll all school-aged children in school. - Fresno Board Policy 5111.13 & 6173.
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homelessness as "lacking a fixed, regular, stable, and adequate nighttime residence”
How are Homeless and Foster Youth Identified and Tracked?
Fresno Unified School District Department of Prevention and Intervention codes identified students in ATLAS using a letter code for homeless students and a numerical code for students in foster care.