Education for Homeless Children and Youth Policy


The McKinney‐Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized in December 2001, ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The purpose of this policy is to set forth the policies and procedures for enrollment and education of homeless children and youth at the Hawking STEAM Charter Schools (“Hawking STEAM Charter Schools”).

Contact Information:

The Hawking STEAM Charter Schools’ Liaisons (“Liaisons”) serve each Hawking STEAM Charter School site. The Liaison serves as a guide for homeless students and unaccompanied youth in the enrollment process with Hawking STEAM Charter Schools.  The Liaison is responsible for making placement decisions for homeless students on behalf of both schools.

The contact information for the Liaison is as follows:

Hawking 1: Cuauhtli Bernal, School Principal 

489 E St.Chula Vista, CA 91910 P: (619) 349-3700 [email protected]

Hawking 2:  Monica Ruiz, Ed.D., School Principal 

1275 30th Street San Diego, CA 92154 P: (619) 349-3600 [email protected]

Other Liaison Contacts:

Laura Carbajal, Deputy Director, [email protected]