HOMELESS EDUCATION PROGRAM
To ensure that all LAUSD students are enrolled, attending, engaged, and on-track to graduate.
The program was designed to provide assistance to homeless students and families in compliance with the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act, an integral part of No Child Left Behind. Program personnel work in collaboration with school personnel and community service agencies in an effort to maximize access to various educational, social and enrichment programs which promote academic success and student achievement.
- Provide ongoing training, technical assistance and advocacy district wide to ensure federal statutes and district policy are being followed in regards to homeless students in the LAUSD.
- Remove barriers to academic success for McKinney Vento eligible students by providing needed supplies such as backpacks, school supplies, clothing, transportation, etc.
- Educate students and parents on their educational rights.
- Promote parent participation in school related activities.
Currently the LAUSD Homeless Education Program is staffed by a coordinator, eighteen PSA Counselors, six PSA Aides, and a Senior Parent Community Facilitator. The program works to serve the 11,481 homeless students identified within district boundaries for the 2015-2016 school year and their families. To view the staff roster, click here.