If you would like more information, please contact:

Local Liaison - Homeless / Foster Youth: Eric Petersen Hughson Unified School District 7448 Fox Road, Hughson, CA 95326 (209) 883-2256 Email Us

Stanislaus County Foster/McKinney-Vento Education Liaison: Vicki Bauman, Director III Stanislaus County Office of Education 1100 H Street, Modesto, CA 95354 (209) 238-1361

State Coordinator Homeless Children and Youth: Leanne Wheeler CA Dept of Education 1430 N Street, Suite 6208, Sacramento, CA 95814 1-866-856-8214

State Foster Youth Services Coordinating (FYSC) Programs: Integrated Student Support and Programs Office CA Dept of Education 1430 N Street, Suite 6208 Sacramento, CA 95814 1-916-319-0836 Email: Fosteryouth@cde.ca.gov

National Center for Homeless Education HelpLine: 1-800-308-2145

Homeless / Foster Youth Education Program

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) is federal legislation that ensures the educational rights and protections of children and youths experiencing homelessness. Hughson Unified School District ensures that homeless students have access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschools, as provided to other children and youths.

Foster Youth Services (FYS) programs provide support services to foster children who suffer the traumatic effects of displacement from family and schools and multiple placements in foster care. FYS programs have the ability and authority to ensure that health and school records are obtained to establish appropriate placements and coordinate instruction, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, vocational training, emancipation services, training for independent living, and other related services. These services are designed to improve the children's educational performance and personal achievement.