• McKinney-Vento and Foster Youth Programs

    These programs are part of the Student Services Department in the Bakersfield City School District. The programs identify students who lack a permanent residence (McKinney-Vento) or have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect (Foster).

    These students are identified by staff and are afforded certain rights in order to assist them to succeed in school. The goal of these programs is to offer homeless and foster students the same educational rights and opportunities as other students.

    Various services are provided for McKinney-Vento and Foster students:

    • The right to stay at the same school for the duration of homelessness or foster status.
    • Immediate enrollment in school.
    • Automatic eligibility for the free and reduced meal program.
    • McKinney-Vento students also receive school bus transportation to and from their school of origin even if they move out of the area during the school year.

    These students often move or change foster care placements more than once during a school year. The main goals of the McKinney-Vento and Foster Youth Programs are to provide educational stability, equal access to public education, and academic success for these two populations of students within the Bakersfield City School District.



  • Student Residency Questionnaires (SRQ):

    Do you ....

    • Temporarily share housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason?
    • Move around a lot ?
    • Stay in motels/hotels or a shelter?
    • Live in a vehicle or campground? 

    If you answered yes to any of the above, please complete the Student Residency Questionnaire below and one of our liaisons will reach out to you. 

    Student Residency Questionnaire Form: English

    SRQ English








    Cuestionario de residencia de estudiantes: Español 

    SRQ - Spanish

  • McKinney-Vento Program Referral Form:

    Please use the following form in the link below to refer a student that is in need of our services to the McKinney-Vento Program. It is to be completed by B.C.S.D Staff or an outside referring agency. Once completed, please email it to luquek@bcsd.com or fax to:(661) 861-0835. Thank You. 

    MKV Referral

McKinney-Vento Program Staff:

Name Title Phone Email
Miguel Rodriguez District Liaison (661) 631-4910 Ext.13022 Rodriguezmig@bcsd.com
Karen Luque Clerk (661) 631-4910 Ext.13020 luquek@bcsd.com
Stephanie Saucedo Family and Community Engagement Liaison (FACE) (661) 631-4910 Ext.13021 saucedos@bcsd.com
Idulia (Julie) Torres Family and Community Engagement Liaison (FACE) (661) 631-4910 Ext. 13023 torresi@bcsd.com