Skip to main content

Centralia Elementary School District

Foster/Homeless Youth And Family Support

Foster Youth Education
Under CA law, schools must:
  • IMMEDIATELY ENROLL foster youth (even without uniforms, health/education records);
  • TRANSFER RECORDS to a child’s new school within 2 business days;
  • ALLOW county placing agencies to access students’ records.
  • SCHOOL STABILITY: remain in their original school when they enter foster care or move (if in their best interests);
  • PARTIAL CREDIT: receive partial or full credit for work completed at other schools (all students have this right);
  • FAIRNESS: not be punished for court-related absences
  • DESIGNATE: Local education agencies must have an AB 490 educational liaison for every district and county office of education to help foster youth directly.
For more information, please contact Centralia School District Parent And Student Engagement Team at 714-228-3141 or [email protected]

Free and/or Reduced Price Meal Program

For more information on how to qualify and sign up for free and or reduced school meals, please visit the Food Services page.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
The federal government's legal definition of homelessness based on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is anyone who...
  • Is lacking a regular, fixed and adequate nighttime residence (sub standard housing)
  • Is sharing housing due to economic struggles (double-up)
  • Is living in a shelter, hotel or motel
  • Is living in a public place not designed for sleeping (cars, parks)
  • Is an unaccompanied youth, a child or youth awaiting foster care placement
  • Is a child or youth abandoned in a hospital
  • Is a migrant child who qualifies under any of the above
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act requires districts to ensure homeless students have access to education and other services they need to meet the same high academic achievement standards as all students.

BROCHURE: What Families Need to Know About Homelessness
Public Notice of Rights for Enrolling in School
Dr. Stacy Chang
Director, Parent and Student Engagement/
McKinney-Vento Liaison
(714) 228-3141
Custodian of Records
(714) 228-3141 

Michelle Castillo
District Social Worker
(714) 995-4882
Rebekah Alvarez
District Social Worker
Geovani Fernandez
District Social Worker
Need Immediate Help? Click here or Dial 211