Student Supports & Services

SELPA

For more information about your rights under Section 504 or IEP eligibility or the IEP process click the links below. 

Health & Wellness

Homeless and Foster Youth

McKinney-Vento Education Act: Homeless Children and Youth Assistance

The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.

By law, school-aged children in one of the following situations may be considered homeless if they are:

  • Living in a shelter

  • Living in campgrounds, temporarily trailers, or parks

  • Living in an automobile

  • Living in an abandoned building or public place

  • Staying doubled up with friends or relatives, due to loss of housing from financial hardship

  • Living in substandard housing (i.e. no running water, no electricity)

  • Living in a transitional housing program

·         McKinney-Vento Eligibility is based on your answers on the Student Housing Questionnaire you submitted on Aeries. 

The Heart Program logo

HEART is a crisis response program that offers 24 hour services to homeless and runaway youth (under the age of 18) and their caregivers in Butte County.

School Ties  and Prevention Services BCOE logo

Butte County Homeless and Foster Youth Services

FOSTER YOUTH EDUCATION

Foster Youth are children who have been taken from the home of their biological parents due to abuse, neglect, or any situation which makes it unsafe for them to remain in their parents' care.

While some foster youth are adopted into stable, loving homes, many more are placed into a series of temporary living situations, including short-term care, respite care, and group homes. This instability tends to severely impact student achievement. It is estimated that each time a student switches school mid-year, they are set back a semester or more in their studies.

School Ties offers a variety of services for foster youth, including tutoring, mentoring, case management and educational advocacy.

504 Accommodation Plans

Marilyn Bertolucci, Coordinator 504 Accommodations Plans

Student Supports & Services Director

Marilyn Bertolucci, Director of Student Supports & Services
mbertolucci@durhamunified.org
(530) 895-4697 x246