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

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

Who Are Homeless Children and_Youth.doc
Rights of Homeless Students.doc
Homeless Liaisons.doc