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For more information on Homeless Education please visit ISBE website:

Liaison Locator:

Schoolhouse Connection:

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE):

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY):

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program Serving Families in Transition and Unaccompanied Youth for 13 counties in Area 5, the program provides educational support for students identified as homeless. The program serves the counties of Bond, Fayette, Effingham, Christian, Montgomery, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, and St. Clair.

Goals of this grant include:

  • Ensuring that all school districts in the 13 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

    For local support or assistance contact - Angela Reeter, or 618-283-5011

  • These links provide valuable information about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and COVID-19 and its impact on homelessness:

    Bus Driver/Transportation Director Training Video:

    Enrollment Staff/Secretary Training Video:

    Teachers and Staff Training Video:

    Counseling Staff Training Video:

    Unaccompanied Youth: An Interview With A Homeless Student With A Story And Ideas on How to Help:

    Best Practices When Working with McKinney-Vento (homeless) Students:   New

    Information for School Nurses Working with McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Students:   New

    McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Parent and Caregiver Information:   New