Homeless Education (Project ACT- Assisting Children in Transition) is part of the EGUSD Regional Student Support Centers. It serves families and students, including unaccompanied youth, experiencing homelessness who may move frequently, live in a motel room or shelter, live doubled up with friends or family, stay in a campground or recreational vehicle, or live in their car.
This program helps remove barriers for homeless students by assisting with immediate enrollment in school, obtaining records from previous schools, referrals to clinics to update shot records, accessing (when appropriate) special programs like special education, gifted and talented, English language learners, Indian Education, Title I, tutoring, and after-school and preschool programs, including Head Start. Staff provide case management and are available to assist homeless parents and unaccompanied youth with information on local resources for food, shelter and clothing, and can refer homeless children to medical, dental and vision services and may assist with transportation to and from the school of origin.
The homeless education program may provide school supplies like backpacks, binders, paper, pencils, rulers, crayons, colored pencils, etc., so students can participate and be successful in school. The program may also provide hygiene items like soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, laundry detergent, etc. so that a lack of basic hygiene or clean clothes are not barriers to attending school.