The McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Assistance Act protects the rights of all homeless students. The Act describes a homeless student as one who:
- Lives in a car, park, or other substandard arrangement
- Lives in a shelter
- Lives are doubled for other people due to financial hardship.
- Lives with another person due to the death or incarceration of a parent
- Lives as a youth on their own due to abandonment or runaway status
Students categorized as homeless/transitional according to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Assistance Act participate in this program.
The Homeless Liaison through referrals made by district employees, community members, city agency employees, or self-referrals identifies students. The Homeless Liaison assists in immediately enrolling these students in school, identifying and providing assistance to meet their academic and non-academic needs, and ensuring that barriers to education are eliminated.
Please contact Dr. Casey at (847) 596-5635 if you have any questions, are homeless, or know of a student who may need assistance through this program.