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Homeless Liason


The Homeless Liaison will coordinate activities and programs in the best interest of homeless students that will include but not be limited to establishment procedures to:

  • Continue the student's education in the school of origin for the duration of homelessness; in any case in which a family becomes homeless between academic years or during an academic year; or for the remainder of the academic year, if the student becomes permanently housed during an academic year.

  • Enroll the student in any public school that non-homeless students who live in the attendance area in which the student is actually living are eligible to attend.

  • Coordinate and inform parents of transportation to and from the school, if feasible, using the school transportation system.

  • Ensure that all staff are trained regarding homelessness.

  • Ensure that enrollment disputes are mediated in accordance with the law.

  • Inform parents and guardians of educational and related opportunities available to their children in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Educational Act.


  • Free meals

  • Immediate enrollment without records

  • Tutoring or other instructional support

  • Expedited evaluations or testing

  • Transportation if needed and/or qualify

  • Early Childhood programs

  • Clothing to meet school requirements

  • Counseling

  • Coordination between schools and agencies

  • Participation in all school activities

  • Help obtain and transfer records needed for registration

  • Before/After-school, mentoring, and summer programs

  • Parent education related to rights and resources

  • School supplies

  • Obtaining or transferring records necessary for enrollment

  • Referrals for medical, dental and other health services

For more information on Homeless Education visit ISBE at: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Homeless.aspx


School District Homeless Liason Contact - Dr. Kevin Blankenship  217-742-3175