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Homeless Education

A “homeless child” is defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. A homeless child's parent(s) or guardian(s) have lost permanent residence and my now live with friends or family, in a shelter, motel, car or other place that is not a conventional place to reside.  Each child of a homeless individual and each unaccompanied homeless youth have equal access to the same free appropriate public education as provided to other children and youth.  A homeless child may attend the district school that the child attended when permanently housed or the district school in which the child last enrolled.  A homeless child living in any JTHS District school's attendance area may attend that school.

The District's Homeless Liaisons are available to address any questions and/or concerns regarding homeless students. 
 

District Homeless Liaison
Iman Ellis-Bowen
815-727-6986

 
Central Campus Liaisons
Monica Smith
(815) 727-6733

msmith@jths.org
West Campus Liaisons
Jean McCormick
(815) 727-6932

jmccormick@jths.org
Alternate School Liaison
Constance Joubert
(815) 727-6810

cjoubert@jths.org
Dave Clinton
(815) 774-1661

dclinton@jths.org
Wendy Vantilburg
 (815) 774-1633

wvantilburg@jths.org


For more information please visit: www.isbe.net/homeless/

 
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