Homeless students are defined as lacking a fixed, regular and/or adequate nighttime residence, including:
Homeless children have a right to be enrolled in their school of origin or to attend school in the area where they are living. A child cannot be denied enrollment due to lack of immunization records. A homeless student is entitled to transportation to his school of origin if that is what his parent or guardian requests. A homeless student is entitled to all the educational services and extracurricular opportunities that would be available to any other student living in the district.
For help coordinating services for homeless youth in EAWR please contact:
Mrs. Leigh Robinson, Homeless Liaison
618-254-3151, Ext. 2522
East Alton - Wood River High School
777 N. Wood River Ave.
Wood River, IL 62095