Homeless Student Support

Promoting quality education, leadership, and support for the Districts of Boone and Winnebago Counties

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program

Serving Families in Transition and Unaccompanied Youth

The program provides educational support for students identified as homeless. The program serves the counties of Boone and Winnebago

  • Ensuring that all school districts in the 2 counties have an identified Homeless Education Liaison who has been trained on the subject and is registered by ISBE as a liaison
  • Provide professional development for liaisons, school personnel, communities and all other interested parties
  • Assist in identifying homeless students
  • Provide school supplies to students who are identified as homeless
  • Remove barriers to school success
  • Advocate for the rights of homeless students
  • Provide information and opportunities to educational and community partners to assist in meeting the needs of homeless students
  • Assist in emergency transportation of students
  • Answer questions and provide support to schools who have students identified as homeless

Who Are Homeless Children

Rights of Homeless Children

Rights of Homeless Children (Spanish)

16 Services (Spanish)

Homeless Liaison

If you have questions please contact Mr. Harold Sweeney at 815-972-4384