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McKinney-Vento Information

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. District 64 does not make educational decisions dependent upon a student’s living situation. Please review District 64's letter regarding homelessness here and the District Policy on homeless.

For information on which students are eligible and the rights they have under McKinney-Vento, click here to view a Fact Sheet in English or Spanish. If you have questions regarding homeless status and provision of educational services, please contact: Alicia Schmeisser, Director of Student Services and Homeless Services Liaison 847-318-4300.

Additional information can be found below regarding 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  
  • Should my child change schools if we are forced to move? 

Community Resources

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:

When mental illness is a concern, a list of Chicago area agencies that operate supportive housing for individuals with mental illnesses is available.

Together We Discover, Learn, Grow & Care

At D64, our mission is to foster opportunities for discovery, engagement, and growth for all students. We accomplish this by nurturing interdependence, appreciation of differences, and care for self and others.

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