REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #8
HOMELESS YOUTH PROGRAM
McKinney-Vento Act (section 725) defines "homeless children and youth" (school age or younger) as children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who:
In determining whether or not a child or youth is homeless, consider the relative permanence of the living arrangements. Determination of homelessness should be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Rights of the homeless child or youth:
Please click here for a link to the Illinois State Board of Education's Homeless page.
If you have any questions about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children & Youth Program, please contact Brandy Howard at (815)599-1408 ext. 134.