TUSD Homeless Guidelines
- A homeless child is allowed to continue his/her education in the school of origin through the duration of homelessness.
- If the child’s status changes before the end of the academic year so that he/she is not homeless, a child in high school will be allowed to continue his/her education in the school of origin through graduation. For a child in grades K through 8, the formerly homeless child will be allowed to continue his/her education in the school of origin until the end of the academic school year.
- A homeless child transitioning between school grade levels will be allowed to continue in the school district of origin in the same attendance area. If a homeless child is transitioning to a middle or high school where the school designated for matriculation is in another school district, the homeless child will be allowed to continue to the school designated for matriculation in that school district.
- The new school will enroll the homeless child immediately regardless of any outstanding fees, fines, textbooks or other items or moneys due to the school last attended or if the child is unable to produce clothing or records normally required for enrollment, including medical records, proof of immunization history, and proof of residency. (Ed. Code,§ 48852.7)
- TUSD will exempt from local graduation requirements a homeless child or youth who transfers between schools under certain circumstances. (Ed. Code, §51225.1)
- TUSD will accept coursework done by a homeless child or youth while attending another school. The district is prohibited from requiring those students to retake courses or partial courses they have satisfactorily completed elsewhere. (Ed. Code, § 51225.2)
- A complaint of noncompliance alleging violations of these sections, except for Education Code section 48852.7, may be filed under the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
Each local district shall designate a staff person as a liaison for homeless children who shall ensure the dissemination of public notice of the educational rights of students in homeless situations. If you are homeless or may become homeless, please contact the following:
TUSD Homeless Liaison
1574 Canal Drive
Turlock, CA 95380
P.O. Box 819013
Turlock, CA 95381-9013
(209) 667-00632 Ext. 2251
Homeless Youth Assistance
Student Services may provide backpacks, school supplies and help facilitate transportation requests. In addition, Student Services will contact local non-profits for emergency clothing or health supplies. For housing support, homeless families may call 211 or contact United Samaritans Foundation, 220 S Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380, (209) 668–4853.