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McKinney-Vento (Homeless)

If you and your children are living in a temporary housing situation, your children have the right to:
  • Stay in the school of origin, or choose the attendance area school where you are sleeping

  • Receive transportation to and from your school of origin

  • Immediately enroll in school, with or without school/health records

  • Receive free lunch and school fee waivers

A temporary housing situation is defined as:
  • Sharing housing with others because of loss of housing, economic need, or domestic violence

  • Living in a shelter or motel

  • Living in a campground, park, car, or abandoned building

  • Living without a permanent address

For further assistance, please contact:

Alicia Corrigan

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

McKinney Vento Liaison

corrigana@hawthorn73.org

847-990-4273

Lake County Illinois McKinney Vento Website

Illinois State Board of Education McKinney Vento Website