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Resources of Foster Youth and Homeless Families


  • Right to immediate enrollment in school
  • Right to remain in your school of origin
  • Right to your school records
  • Access to all needed resources for classes (books and class materials, PE clothing, Chromebook, or laptop
  • Access to a hotspot to do schoolwork, if needed
  • As a foster youth, you also have other rights that are not related to school, such as the right to see a doctor or to have private storage space.  For more information, please see the Foster Youth Bill of Rights 



Families who are unhoused will be assisted in the Moraga School District.  All administrators and counselors receive training on how to help families who lack housing and ensure that students are provided with all necessary resources at school. Families who lack residency documents should speak to a school administrator upon enrollment.
  • If your family lives in any of the following situations:
    • In a shelter, motel, or campground
    • In a park, abandoned building, bus or train station, or some other inadequate accommodation
    • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economics

 Then, your school-aged children may qualify for certain rights and protection under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.
  • Receive the free, appropriate public education to which they are entitled
  • Right to immediate school enrollment even when records are not present
  • Right to remain in the school of origin, if in the student's best interest
  • Right to receive transportation to and from the school or origin
  • Right to receive support for academic success


At MSD, we are here for you! Please let us know how we can assist you and your child with any needs that you have.