Darla Haley and Doris Woolery
Homeless Liaisons

217/525-3037
530 West Reynolds
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Homeless Web Site

District 186 Homeless Strategic Plan

MISSION STATEMENT:
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.

GOAL:
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.

LEGAL BACKGROUND:
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.

CONTACT:
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.