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Exhibit 1

DISTRICT EXPLANATION OF DECISION

RELATED TO ELIGIBILITY, SCHOOL SELECTION, OR ENROLLMENT

Instructions: The following form provides notice and explanation to a student's parent/guardian or an unaccompanied youth regarding the district's decision related to student eligibility, school selection, or enrollment.

Date: ______________Name of person completing form:

Title: __________________________Phone number:

In accordance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11431-11435), this notification is being provided to either:

Name of parent(s)/guardian(s):__________________________________________________

Name of unaccompanied student:

School requested:

District's placement decision (name of school):

Action(s) proposed/refused by the district related to eligibility, school selection, or enrollment:

The district's determination regarding eligibility, school selection, or enrollment was based upon the following evidence and for the following reasons:

Other options that the district considered, if any, included the following options which were rejected for the following reasons:

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

Factors relevant to the district's decision and information related to the eligibility or best interest determination including the facts, witnesses, and evidence relied upon and their sources, if any:

_________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________

You have the right to appeal this decision to the district Superintendent. To do so, contact the district's homeless liaison listed below within the next ___(insert number of days)___ days to request a Dispute Form. You may provide written or verbal documentation to support your position, and may also seek the assistance of social services, advocates, and/or service providers in the dispute process. The Superintendent or designee will review all the evidence and will notify you of his/her decision within ___(insert number of days)___ days.

If you are not satisfied with the Superintendent's decision, you may appeal to the ______(insert county name)_________ County Office of Education. If you are not satisfied with the county office's decision, you may then appeal to the California Department of Education. The district's homeless liaison can assist you with this appeal.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

District Liaison: The district liaison is one of the primary contacts between homeless families and school or district staff. He/she is responsible for coordinating services to ensure that homeless students enroll in school and have the opportunity to succeed academically, and mediates enrollment disputes as needed.

Name of district's homeless liaison: Beatrice Martinez

Address: 1840 Benton St, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone number: 408-423-3516

County Liaison: If you appeal the district's decision to the county office of education, the district liaison shall forward all written documentation and related paperwork to the homeless liaison at the county office. The county liaison will review the materials and determine the eligibility, school selection, or enrollment decision within five working days of receiving the materials. He/she will notify you of the decision.

Name of County Office of Education homeless liaison: Joann Vaars

Address: 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

Phone number: 408-453-6982

State Coordinator: If you appeal the county office's decision to the California Department of Education, the county homeless liaison shall forward all written documentation and related paperwork to the State Homeless Coordinator. The state coordinator will review the district, county office, and parent/guardian information and will notify you of the decision within ten working days of receiving the materials.

Name of state homeless coordinator: Leanne Wheeler

Address: 1430 N Street, 6th Floor Suite 6208, Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

Phone number: 916-319-0383

RIGHTS:

Pending the final resolution of this dispute, including the period of all appeals, the student has the right to immediately enroll in the school requested and to participate fully in school activities at that school.

Exhibit SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SERVICE

version: April 24, 2014 Santa Clara, California

revised: January 26, 2017

revised: October 10, 2019

Exhibit 2

6173

Education For Homeless Children

DISPUTE FORM

Instructions: This form is to be completed by a parent/guardian or student when a dispute regarding enrollment has arisen. As an alternative to completing this form, the information on this form may be shared verbally with the district's liaison for homeless students.

Date submitted:________________________

Student's name:______________________________________________________________

Name of person completing form:_______________________________________________

Relation to student:___________________________________________________________

Address:___________________________________________________________________

Phone number:______________________________________________________________

Name of school requested:_____________________________________________________

I wish to appeal the eligibility, school selection, or enrollment decision made by:

__ District liaison __ District Superintendent __ County office of education liaison

Reason for the appeal: You may include an explanation to support your appeal in this space or provide your explanation verbally.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I have been provided with:

__A written explanation of the district's decision

__Contact information for the district's homeless liaison

__Contact information for the county office of education's homeless liaison

__Contact information for the state homeless coordinator

Exhibit SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

version: April 24, 2014 Santa Clara, California

revised: January 26, 2017

revised: October 10, 2019