McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Program
Are you experiencing housing insecurity?
Illinois McKinney-Vento Program
This program of the Illinois State Board of Education is 100 percent funded by the U.S. Department of Education under the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program.
Many different living situations can qualify a student for aid:
- In a house or apartment with more than one family due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
- With friends, family, or others because they are a runaway or an unaccompanied youth.
- In substandard housing (without electricity, water, heat, etc.).
- In a shelter (family, domestic violence, youth, transitional living program, etc.).
- In a motel, hotel, weekly rate housing.
- In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or on the streets.
A student may:
- Participate fully in all school activities and programs as eligible.
- Receive transportation to and from the school of origin.
- Continue to attend the last-enrolled school even if the student has moved away from that school’s attendance area.
- Qualify automatically for school nutrition programs.
A student must be enrolled in school immediately, even without required documents such as:
- Proof of residency.
- Immunization records or other health records.
- School records.
- Legal guardianship papers.
If you have questions, need assistance, or would like to dispute your child's McKinney-Vento eligibility status, please contact your building's McKinney-Vento liaison listed on this page.
To find assistance with housing, food, legal services, social services, or more, please visit www.findhelp.org.
Click here to download a pdf of the above information flyer.
Go to https://isbe.net/Pages/Homeless.aspx for more information.
Jessica Herrmann, Director for Student Services
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Michelle Acuna, School Social Worker
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Deanna Ligman, School Social Worker
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Joe Krajacic, Associate Principal
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Vanessa Fuentes, School Social Worker
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Andrea Salzmann, School Social Worker
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Parisaw Fayezizadeh, School Social Worker
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Edgar Urzua, School Social Worker
Connie Sosa, School Social Worker
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Andrea Mugler, School Psychologist