Manhattan Beach Unified School District

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Homeless Education

Homeless Children and Youth Resources


Rights and Protection Reminders:

  • Students may enroll in school even if they have uncertain housing, a temporary address or no permanent physical address. 
  • Homeless students:
    • may enroll in school immediately even without the documents normally required for enrollment, such as proof of residency, health records, school records or legal guardianship papers. 
    • are guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinney-Vento Act and California state law.
    • may participate fully in all school activities and programs for which they are eligible.
    • receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested.
    • continue to attend the school in which they were last enrolled.
    • qualify automatically for school nutrition programs.
Please contact MBUSD's Homeless Youth Liaison, Director of Student Services at 310-318-7345, Ext 5989.
You may also contact one of the State's Coordinators:
Leanne Wheeler: [email protected]
Heidi Brahms: [email protected]
Karmina Barrales: [email protected]
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