Darla Haley and Doris Woolery
Homeless Liaisons

530 West Reynolds

Homeless Web Site

District 186 Homeless Strategic Plan

Springfield School District #186 is committed to creating equal educational opportunities for all children. The district strives to ensure that homeless children and youth have access to a free, appropriate public education that is comparable to that provided to the children of any Illinois resident and consistent with Illinois' mandatory school attendance laws.

All children and youth experiencing homelessness will be immediately enrolled in school based on availability and will have educational opportunities equal to those of their non-homeless peers. Homeless students will not be stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status as homeless.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et. seq.) which is included in No Child Left Behind as Title X-C.

The Homeless Children and Youth Liaisons are Darla Haley and Doris Woolery. They can be contacted at 525-3037 or at dhaley or dwool@sps186.org.