Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Program Resources

CDE Definition of Homeless Children and Youths
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youths as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence

Homeless Education Dispute Resolution Process
Dispute Resolutions revolve around five components regarding school selection and enrollment for homeless children and youth.

Department of Ed. - Homeless Education
Laws and Guidance for Implementing McKinney-Vento Homeless Act.

CDE Poster
“You Can Enroll in School” Poster detailing students' eligibility, rights, and other information.

SAM's Guide
Sam’s Guide to Monterey County Family Resources.

National Center for Homeless Education
The National Center for Homeless Education’s Homeless Liaison Toolkit.

The Most Frequently Asked Questions on the Educational Rights of Children and Youth.

MCOE Board Policies
MCOE Board Policies regarding Homeless Education. See BP 6173 and AR 6173

Unaccompanied Homeless Students
Information regarding "unaccompanied students."

Helpful Organizations

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) operates the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance and information center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program.

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is a national membership association dedicated to educational equity and excellence for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The NAEHCY has a vision that every child and youth experiencing homelessness is successful in school, from early childhood through higher education.

US Department of Education Non-Regulatory Guidance
This revised non-regulatory guidance for the McKinney-Vento program replaces the July 2004 guidance and includes new questions that reflect both the amendments to the McKinney-Vento Act made by the ESSA.


Donna Smith, Ed.D.

Homeless Services Coordinator
Phone: 831.755.0300 x129

Gloria Ramos

Educational Liaison
Phone: 831.755.0300 x667

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