• MCKINNEY VENTO ACT

    The McKinney-Vento Act provides rights and services to children and youth experiencing
    homelessness, which includes those who are: sharing the housing of others due to loss of
    housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; staying in motels, trailer parks, or camp
    grounds due to the lack of an adequate alternative; staying in shelters or transitional
    housing; or sleeping in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or similar
    settings.
    Under the McKinney-Vento Act, every local educational agency is required to designate a
    liaison for homeless children and youth. The local educational agency liaison coordinates
    services to ensure that homeless children and youths enroll in school and have the
    opportunity to succeed academically.

     

     

     

     


    How to Contact your McKinney Vento Liaison:
    Contact your local District 170 liaison to find out if you’re eligible for services.
    Cassandra L. Everett, MPA
    Assistant Business Manager
    Assistant to the Superintendent, Chief School Business Official
    Chicago Heights School District #170
    (708) 756-4165 ext. 9 (Business Office)
    (708) 755-3536 Fax
    Email: ceverett@sd170.com