The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act ensures the educational rights and protection of homeless children and youth, so that they may enroll in school, attend regularly, and be successful. Please review District 64's letter regarding homelessness here.
For information on which children are eligible and the rights they have under McKinney-Vento, click here to see a Fact Sheet. If you have questions regarding homeless status and provision of educational services, please contact: Dr. Lea Anne Frost, Director of Student Services and Homeless Services Liaison 847-318-4300.
Here are some other helpful materials about your child's educational rights:
- Understanding the Educational Rights of Children in Temporary Living Situations: A guide to provide support and ensure success for all students Brochure in English OR Brochure in Spanish
- Should my child change schools if we are forced to move? Brochure
District 64 seeks to assist families with accessing resources and services. It is important to leverage every available resource – public and private; federal, state, and local; targeted and non-targeted assistance – to its fullest to serve children and youth experiencing homelessness, and support their educational success.
The community resources below may be of assistance to you:
- Maine Township Agency Directory lists hundreds of agencies in this area that support families in need.
- AHAND (Association of Homeless Advocates in the North/Northwest District) has prepared a referral guide to area resources.
- When mental illness is a concern, a list of Chicago area agencies that operate supportive housing for individuals with mental illnesses is available.