Homeless/Foster Youth



San Carlos School District is dedicated to helping our homeless and foster youth.  Below is some information and basic resources for those families.  There are more local resources available.  If you need assistance, please contact Meagan Vizier, (650) 590-5943 [email protected]. Please note that this information will be kept confidential and there is NO risk of the student being taken out of the San Carlos School District.

Overview of Homeless Education program

The federal Homeless Education program is designed to provide supplemental programs and services to students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate residence. While we do NOT receive McKinney-Vento Homeless Education funds, we set aside funds from our Title I allocation for this purpose. Students eligible for Homeless Education program services include:

  • Students and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
  • Students who may be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, shelters, or awaiting foster care placement
  • Students and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  • Students and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings
  • Migratory students who qualify as homeless because they are students who are living in similar circumstances as listed above
The District is committed to supporting homeless children to participate fully in all school activities and programs for which child is eligible, to qualify automatically for nutrition programs, as well as any other support needed throughout the school year. The District has an appointed liaison to ensure parents of homeless children are provided meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children. Please contact the District Office at 650-590-5943.

State Department of Education, in consultation with the California Foster Youth Education Task Force, to develop a standardized notice of the educational rights of foster children. Please refer to the CDE at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/pf/fy/contacts.asp.


Meagan Vizier
Homeless/Foster Youth Liaison
Director of Student Services
Direct line: (650) 590-5943