By Richard Bammer
Can you Stuff the Bus?
During the past year Solano County Office of Education officials identified nearly 1,500 homeless students and nearly 500 foster youth.
As defined under a federal law, the McKinney-Vento Act, a homeless youth may be unaccompanied and “couch-surfing” from home to home, living on the streets, in shelters, or staying temporarily with family or friends due to a loss of housing or financial problems.
Foster youth — that is, any child who has been removed from the custody of a parent or parents or a guardian or guardians by Juvenile Court — may live with a relative, in a foster home or in a group home.