McKinney-Vento Information

Support for Families Experiencing Homelessness

The Bonita Unified School District employs two social workers who serve as Homeless Education Liaisons to provide support for students experiencing homelessness. The social workers also oversee a team of social work interns who contribute additional support. In some cases the district can provide direct support to students and/or their families, or the district may be able to connect students and their families with local resources. 

To get additional information or to request support you can


Tiffany Merrill

Bonita High School, Chaparral & Vista Schools, Ramona Middle School, La Verne Elementary Schools

909-971-8200, x. 4026 


Crystal Alvarenga

San Dimas High School, Lone Hill Middle School, San Dimas Elementary Schools

909-971-8200, x. 3055 

McKinney-Vento Act Information

If your family lives in any of the following situations, your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.


Under McKinney-Vento, eligible children have the right to:

Support in the Community

Tri-City Mental Health, a local community mental health provider and district mental health partner, employs a Community Navigator who is available to connect families with a variety of support resources. More information can be found here: TRI-CITY COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR

Additional Information