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McKinney-Vento (Homeless Youth) Education

McKinney-Vento is a Federal Law protecting the access to a public education when a student experiences changes to their living situation that results in homelessness.


Pleasanton Unified School District is committed to the immediate enrollment of students who identify and meet the criteria for homeless under the MKV law. Pleasanton Unified School District is also committed to protecting the confidentiality of these students and their families. The Pleasanton Unified School District strives to connect them to available district resources as dictated by the MKV law and any applicable resources available in our Tri-Valley community.


Important Facts:

  • Enrollment within 24 hours
  • Free/Reduced Meals Program
  • Provide School Supplies, Transportation*, Support Service Referrals
  • Removing Barriers to Education

Who is Homeless?

According to the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act, you are homeless if you live:

  • In a shelter (family, domestic violence, or youth shelter or transitional living program)
  • In a motel, hotel or weekly rate housing
  • In shared housing with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss
  • In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or on the street
  • In substandard housing (without electricity, water or heat)
  • With friends or family because you are a runaway or an unaccompanied youth

*Transportation assistance is available to students who reside two or more miles from their school of origin. Transportation assistance is also limited to no more than $60 per family per school site.


For assistance or if you have any questions, please contact the McKinney-Vento Liaison at (925) 596-4671 or nalmaraz@pleasantonusd.net.