Student and Educational Services
Project TEACH began in 1990 to help meet the challenges of educating children experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County. Project TEACH assists school districts to implement policies, procedures and programs that promote the educational success of these children. As the Local Educational Agency Liaison for homeless children and youths (liaison), the coordinator ensures compliance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001 (McKinney-Vento). The liaison ensures the identification, enrollment and opportunities for success for children experiencing homelessness. The parents/guardians are informed of the educational rights, including the right to continue in the school of origin with transportation provided. The liaison resolves disputes that arise regarding school selection or enrollment.
Project TEACH provides services to help children enroll and succeed in school. For a review of the services, educational rights, directory of the school district liaisons, shelter/service agencies, and opportunities for involvement and resources, please visit the Project TEACH website.
Project TEACH serves over 11,000 children and their families each year in partnership with school districts in Sacramento County.
Publications and Materials
Project TEACH: Promoting the Educational Success of Children Who are Experiencing Homelessness
Don't Delay Enroll Today: Children's School Information
(Parent Information Folder)
Sacramento County Task Force for the Education of Homeless Children
Is Your Child Missing School?
(Directory of LEA Homeless Liaisons)
Project TEACH is a partnership between Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and the California Department of Education (McKinney-Vento funds).
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