Homeless Services

Homeless Child’s Right to Education

When a child loses permanent housing and becomes a homeless person as defined by law, or when a homeless child changes his or her temporary living arrangements, the parent or guardian of the homeless child has the option of either:

  1. Continuing the child's education in the school of origin for as long as the child remains homeless or, if the child becomes permanently housed, until the end of the academic year during which the housing is acquired; or

  2. Enrolling the child in any school that non-homeless students who live in the attendance area in which the child or youth is actually living are eligible to attend.

Dr. Julia Nadler is the Wauconda CUSD 118 Homeless Liaison. Please call the Special Services Department, Debbie Townsend at 847-526-7950, ext. 9204.

Please see the following forms to apply for services:

Board of Education Policy Pertaining to the Education of Homeless Children