Homeless Information

Itasca School District implements the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and provides services that support the educational success of students.

The term “homeless children and youth” as defined by the McKinney-Vento Act means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and includes the following:
  • Share housing with others because of loss of housing, economic need or domestic violence
  • Live in a shelter or motel
  • Live in a campground, park, car or abandoned building
  • Are without a permanent address

Children who meet the federal definition of homeless will be provided a free appropriate public education in the same manner as all other students of the District.

For more information about services for homeless students and local resources, please contact Itasca School District’s Homeless Liaison:

Sarah Olsen, Itasca School District’s Homeless Liaison
200 North Maple Street
Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 773-1232 ext. 8000
[email protected]