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McKinney-Vento Homeless & Foster Youth Services
Posted 7/21/18

Students in homeless situations who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence are protected by the McKinney-Vento Act. Students who are dependents or wards in foster care are provided protection under AB 490. These protections include but are not limited to:

  • The right to stable school placements, education and school placement decisions dictated by the best interest of the child and placement in the least restrictive educational placement.
  • The right to be immediately enrolled in school even if all typically required school records or immunizations are not available.

For more information, or to find out if a student qualifies for protection under these laws, contact the Homeless/Foster Youth Liaison.


Shaaban Ghaus
Family Liaison
Student Support Services
Fremont Unified School District
(510)657-2350 ext. 12378