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Homeless Families

Education For Homeless Students

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) considers the school enrollment, attendance and success of homeless children and youth throughout Illinois as a high priority.It is the policy of the ISBE that every homeless child and youth be sensitively identified as required by the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, that every such child or youth be enrolled in and attend the appropriate school on every school day, and that school admission for such children and youth be immediate and be handled sensitively and in a child and family-centered manner in accordance with McKinney-Vento and the Illinois Education for Homeless Children Act.

This policy is intended to minimize educational disruption for homeless children and youth and promoting stability and continuity in education as well as providing social supports during a period of housing instability.

For more detailed information, please visit

 North Cook Intermediate Service Center

Homeless Liaison

Kelly Sculles, Director of Student Services