McKinney Vento - Homeless
Each District in our Nine County Region should have an appointed Homeless Education Liaison. ROE #20 and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Program provides training for District Level Homeless Liaisons to help identify, enroll, and ensure that homeless students receive the same educational support services that non-homeless students receive. Information is provided regarding laws that insure the educational rights of children living in homeless situations. Assistance with clothing, school supplies and a variety of other resources is provided when necessary.
The role of education in the life of a homeless child is crucial. In a life that is filled with uncertainty, school is a place of safety. Something as simple as a desk to call his/her own can provide a homeless child with a sense of routine and ownership. A free, appropriate, public education is also a right to which homeless children and youth are legally entitled. This right put into practice has the potential to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness that may otherwise continue. For a homeless child, the importance of a stable, quality education is immeasurable.
Who is Homeless:
For additional information or for resources to help students and families, contact :
Shannon Henson, Homeless Liaison/Coordinator: email@example.com
618-841-5404 (cell) or 618-382-5223 opt 2 (Carmi Office)
Darlene Waier, SEL Family & Student Liaison: firstname.lastname@example.org
618-382-5223 opt 2 (Carmi Office)
Webinars and Videos
Mandated Trainings -
ISBE Forms -
IL Map of Area Contacts (ISBE)
National Center for Homeless Education (Briefs, District Liaison Look up, Training Material, Online Training, Brochures, Posters, etc)