Board Policy

Crete-Monee School District 201-U 
Board of Education Policy 

Education of Homeless Children

Each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, as provided to other children and youths, including a public pre-school education. A homeless child may attend the district school that the child attended when permanently housed or in which the child was last enrolled. A homeless child living in any district school's attendance area may attend that school. 

The superintendent or designee shall review and revise rules or procedures that may act as barriers to the enrollment of homeless children and youths. In reviewing and revising such procedures, consideration shall be given to issues concerning transportation, immunization, residency, birth certificates, school records, and other documentation, and guardianship. Transportation shall be provided in accordance with the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act and State Law. The superintendent or designee shall give special attention to ensuring the enrollment and attendance of homeless children and youths who are not currently attending school. The superintendent shall appoint a Liaison for Homeless Children. 

A "homeless child" is defined as provided in the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. 

ADOPTED: November 13, 2006

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