McKinney-Vento Information

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures homeless students have access to the same educational opportunities as all other students. It provides homeless students with the same rights and protections to attend public school, regardless of their living situation. At Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123, we strive to provide every student with a safe and supportive learning environment. We understand that homeless students may face unique challenges, and we are committed to providing these students with the necessary support to succeed.

Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, our school district is required to provide homeless students with certain services. These services include:

  • Assistance with enrollment and transportation
  • Free meals
  • Referrals to local resources and services
  • Support with accessing educational records
  • Special education services

For information on which students are eligible and the rights they have under McKinney-Vento, click here to view a Fact Sheet in English or Spanish. If you have questions regarding homeless status and provision of educational services, please contact:

Our school district also offers outreach services to homeless and at-risk families through the Family + Community Resource Network (FCRN). The FCRN provides families with the resources and services they need to ensure their children receive the best education possible. To learn more about the FCRN, please contact:

Larry Fetchko, FCRN Director,, 708-203-7280 

Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 is committed to providing all of our students with the best educational opportunities possible—including those who are facing homelessness. If you or someone you know is homeless, please contact our Homeless Liaison for more information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the services available to homeless students.

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