McKinney-Vento eligible children are those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime abode. In general, children or youth living in motels, transitional housing, shelters, the street, cars, abandoned buildings, and other inadequate accommodations may be considered eligible for McKinney-Vento services. This includes, but is not limited to, the following groups:
Doubled-up Children: living with another family due to lack of a permanent residence
Children in Shelters: including transitional living programs
Children Living in Motels: due to lack of alternative adequate living situation
Migratory Children: if accommodations are not fit for habitation
Runaways*: children who have left home and live in a shelter or inadequate accommodations, even if parents are willing to provide a home
Lockouts*: children whose parents or guardians will not permit them to live at home
The Education for Homeless Children and Youth program, as part of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ensures eligible children have the right to:
Choice of School: McKinney-Vento Eligible children may attend their school of origin (school last attended or school attended when child lost permanent housing) or attend the school that serves their temporary living situation. Their Caregiver makes the choice.
Immediate Enrollment: even if medical or other records, birth certificates, transcripts, cannot be produced at time of enrollment
Transportation: if requested, transportation must be provided
Preschool: priority consideration to preschool programs for eligible youngsters
Free Lunch and Fee Waivers: categorically eligible for free lunch
Access to remote learning: including meals, devices and WIFI access
Supplemental tutoring: if needed
If you think you might qualify for McKinney-Vento services. please contact your school, McKinney-Vento Liaison, Janet Cook, at [email protected] or 630-469-9100 Ext. 5101.
For more information you can access the contact information for your local Regional McKinney-Vento liaison at this link.
596 Crescent Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137