Who is Homeless?

The Laws & Provisions

Lake County Homeless Liaisons

Homeless Education Posters

Common Form

 

Families in Transition Program

Gary Pickens

Assistant Superintendent
(847) 543-7833
gpickens@lake.k12.il.us

Homeless Liaisons
James Menzer
(847) 924-7075
james.menzer@gmail.com

Matt Tabar
(847) 838-9778
m.tabar@sbcglobal.net

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Who is homeless?

The term "homeless children and youth means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes:

  • Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accomodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement.
  • Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described above.

The Laws and Provisions

The (federal) McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, as part of the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Illinois Education for Homeless Children Act ensures homeless children have a right to:

  • A free, appropriate public education including a priority to preschool programs

  • The choice of staying in the school of origin or attending any public school that non-homeless students who live in the attendance area in which the child is actually living are eligible to attend

  • Immediate enrollment even when required documents such as school records, medical records, proof of residency, or other such documentation cannot be produced at the time of enrollment

  • Assistance with transportation if needed 

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Lake County Homeless Liaisons

One of the Key Provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act was to have every school district designate a Homeless Liaison.  This would be the one person in the district that knows the law, and can help assist the student and family to the fullest extent.  The Lake County School District Homeless Liaison's are listed below:

 

School Districts Index

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Dist. #

District Name

Homeless Liaison

1

Winthrop Harbor District

Patricia Goodwin

500 North Ave

Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096

847.731-3085

847.731.3156

3

Beach Park School District

Rosemary Betz

Director of Student Services

11315 W. Wadsworth Road

Beach Park, IL 60099

847.599.5055

847.360.1130

6

Zion Elem. School District

Carol Hincker

Assistant Superintendent

2200 Bethesda Blvd.

Zion, IL 60099

847.872.0255

847.731.1389

24

Millburn School District

Elizabeth Keefe

Special Services Director

18550 Millburn Road

Wadsworth, IL 60083

847.356.8331

847.356.9722

33

Emmons School District

Sarah Posey

Social Worker

24226 W. Beach Grove Road

Antioch, IL 60002

847.395.1105

847.395.1223

34

Antioch School District

Ann Scully

964 Spafford St.

Antioch, IL 60002

847.838.8421

847.838.8404

36

Grass Lake School District

Jennifer Turner

Director of Special Education

26177 W. Grass Lake Road

Antioch, IL 60002

847.395.1550

847.395.8632

37

Gavin School District

Jodeen Lord

Special Education Director

25775 W. Highway 134

Ingleside, IL 60041

847.546.2916

847.546.9584

38

Big Hollow School District

Christine Arndt

Principal

33335 N. Fish Lake Road

Ingleside, IL 60041

847.740.5320

847.740.5332

41

Lake Villa School District

Mary Conkling

Director of Special Services

131 McKinley Ave.

Lake Villa, IL 60046

847.245.8306

847.356.2670

46

Grayslake School District

Sharon Sandri

District Registrar

565 Frederick Road

Grayslake, IL 60030

847.543.5809

847.223.3526

50

Woodland School District

Lori Casey

Associate Superintendent

1105 N. Hunt Club Road

Gurnee, IL 60031

847.596.5630

847.856.0311

56

Gurnee School District

John Hutton

Superintendent

900 Kilbourn Road

Gurnee, IL 60031

847.336.0800

847.336.1110

60

Waukegan Public Schools

Rafael Mendez

Homeless Liaison

742 Greenwood Avenue

Waukegan, IL 60085

847.360.5574

847.360.5639

65

Lake Bluff School District

Kevin Rubinstein

121 E. Sheridan Place

Lake Bluff, IL 60044

847.234.9400

847.234.6237

67

Lake Forest School District

Allen Allbus

300 S. Waukegan Road

Lake Forest, IL 60045

847.604.7426

847.234.5132

68

Oak Grove School District

Gayle Timlin

Social Worker

1700 S. O'Plaine Road

Green Oaks, IL 60048

847.996.1432

847.367.7933

70

Libertyville School District

Marilynn Menuey

Director of Special Education Services

1381 W. Lake Street

Libertyville, IL 60048

847.247.2694

847.362.3003

72

Rondout School District

Cathy Baron

28593 N. Bradley Road

Lake Forest, IL 60045

847.362.2021

847.816.2067

73

Hawthorn School District

Rene Ullberg

Coordinator of Special Education

841 West End Court

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

847.990.4235

847.367.3290

75

Mundelein School District

Sue Lee

470 N. Lake Street

Mundelein, IL 60060

847.949.2705

847.949.2727

76

Diamond Lake School District

Del Parra

Family Resources Coordinator

500 Acorn Lane

Mundelein, IL 60060

847.970.3537

847.566.5689

79

Fremont School District

Krista Winkelman

Special Services Coordinator

28754 N. Fremont Center Road

Mundelein, IL 60060

847.388.3700

847.388.6900

95

Lake Zurich CUSD

Erin Pittman

400 South Old Rand Road

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

847.540.4973

847.438.6702

96

Kildeer-Countryside

Heather Friziellie

1050 Ivy Hall Lane

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

847.459.4260

847.459.2344

102

Aptakisic-Tripp School District

Stacey Bachar

Assistant Superintendent

1231 Weiland Road

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

847.353.5681

847.634.5334

103

Lincolnshire School District

Julie Postma

Director of Student Services

1370 Riverwoods Road

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

847.295.4030

847.295.9196

106

Bannockburn School District

Peg O'Rourke

Director of Student Services

2165 Telegraph Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

847.945.5900

847.945.5909

109

Deerfield School District

Jenell Mroz

517 Deerfield Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

847.945.1844

847.945.1853

112

North Shore School District

Matt Barbini

150 Pierce Road

Highland Park, IL 60035

224.765.3400

113

Township High School District

Anthony Loizzi

1040 Park Avenue West

Highland Park , IL 60035

224.765.1005

224.765.1060

114

Fox Lake School District

Jane Ferrigan-Wilson

29067 W. Grass Lake Road

Spring Grove, IL 60081

847.973.4109

847.973.4210

115

Lake Forest High School

Jim Thiel

Director of Student Services

1285 N. McKinley Road

Lake Forest, IL 60045

847.582.7363

847.582.7790

116

Round Lake CUSD

Rita Tate

Grants and Compliance Coordinator
801 Sunset Drive
Round Lake, IL 60073
847.270.9016

117

Community High School District

Merry Quinn

Antioch High School

1133 Main Street

Antioch, IL 60002

847.395.1421

847.395.2435

118

Waucond CUSD

James LePage

Director of Human Resources

555 N. Main Street

Wauconda, IL 60084

847.526.7690

847.526.1019

Valerie Donnan

555 N. Main Street

Wauconda, IL 60084

847.526.6611

847.526.0165

120

Mundelein High School

Julie Wheeler

Social Worker

1350 West Hawley Street

Mundelein, IL 60060

847.949.2200

847.949.4756

121

Warren Twn. High School

Patti Shea

Social Worker

34090 Almond Road

Gurnee,  IL 60031

847.548.6853

847.548.7111

124

Grant High School

Becky Foster-Lopez

Director of Pupil Personnel Services

285 East Grand Ave.

Fox Lake,  IL 60020

847.587.2561

847.587.2991

125

Stevenson High School

Sarah Bowen

One Stevenson Drive

Lincolnshire, IL 60013

847-415-4501

847-634-7309

126

Zion Benton High School

Julie Harmon

Student Services Support Specialist

One Zee Bee Way

Zion, IL 60099

847.731-9351

847.731-4440

127

Grayslake Consolidated High School

Mark Kettering

Director of Special Education

400 North Lake Street

Grayslake, IL 60030

847.986.3461

847.231.6838

128

Libertyville High School Dist.

Al Fleming

District Liaison

Associate Superintendent

50 N. Lakeview Parkway, Suite 101

Libertyville, IL 60061

847.247.4520

847.247.4543

Ole Stevens

Libertyville High School

Director of Student Services

708 West Park Ave.

Libertyville, IL 60048

847.327.7012

847.327.7171

Jean Aucutt

Vernon Hills High School

Assistant Principal

145 North Lakeview Parkway

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

847.932.2189

847.932.2049

187

North Chicago CUSD

Megan Clarke

2000 Lewis Ave.

North Chicago, IL 60064

847.689.6333

847.689.6328

220

Barrington CUSD

Deborah Villers

HR Administrative Services Coordinator

310 East James Street

Barrington, IL 60010

847.842.3510

847.381.6337

825

SEDOL

Gail Lantvit

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

18160 Gages Lake Road

Gages Lake, IL 60030

847.548.8470

847.548.8472

900

Prairie Crossing Charter School

Kathleen Lynch

1531 Jones Point Road

Grayslake, IL 60030

847.543.9722

847.543.9744

 

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Homeless Education Posters

To request posters for your district/schools, click here. Please indicate the number of posters and the address where you would like them sent. 

 

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13/14 Common Forms

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Mini-Grant Application