Report 2019-104 Recommendation 15 Responses

Report 2019-104: Youth Experiencing Homelessness: California's Education System for K-12 Inadequately Identifies and Supports These Youth (Release Date: November 2019)

Recommendation #15 To: Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

To comply with federal law and best practices, Norwalk-La Mirada should, before academic year 2020-21, distribute information about the educational rights of youth experiencing homelessness in public places, including schools, shelters, public libraries, and food pantries frequented by families of such youth, as federal law requires. Further, to mitigate families' and youth's hesitance to disclosing their living situation the LEA should include the protections set forth in federal and state laws in the information it distributes.

60-Day Agency Response

We have distribute information about the educational rights and protections of youth and families experiences homelessness in locations and agencies that serve our target population..enclosed is a list of all the surrounding food backs and the materials that have been distributed addition, we are now making sure that rights and protection are also provided to all of our homeless service providers such as the city Of Norwalk Homeless Task Force, The DPSS Norwalk District Community, our Mickinney-Vento Collaborative Partners, as well all school sites and locations where students and families gravitate.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2019-104

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.