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Truancy and Homeless Education Outreach

Truancy and Homeless Education Outreach

Regional Office of Education #17 is responsible for coordinating an ongoing program to assist the region’s schools in requiring good student attendance and assisting local homeless liaisons. The DeWitt, Livingston, Logan, & McLean Counties Truancy/Outreach/Homeless Specialists, will work aggressively with schools and parents to intervene early and resolve school attendance problems. Partnerships among the ROE #17, Regional Alternative School, the State’s Attorney’s Office, Court Services, and Social Agencies will serve the communities in the resolution of school attendance issues. Additionally, the Truancy/Outreach/Homeless Specialists serve as a bridge between the Area IV Lead Homeless Liaisons, and the local school building homeless Liaisons.

 

309-828-5807 ext. 1214
truancy@roe17.org
homeliaison@roe17.org

Truancy and Homeless Education Outreach

Truancy Outreach and Referral

The truancy program is an ongoing program to assist schools within our serving region in assisting and promoting student attendance. The truancy outreach specialists work aggressively with schools and parents to intervene early and resolve school attendance issues.

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Homeless Outreach and Education

This program is designed to meet the educational and personal growth needs of students who are considered homeless, as defined by McKinney-Vento Homeless Act. The purpose of this is to ensure children who are homeless have an opportunity to meet the same standards that all children are held to.

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Parent Care + Share

This program is designed to begin to address common issues parents experience when their children are refusing to go to school. Emphasis is based on developing positive parenting skills that will lead to desired behaviors. We have groups in DeWitt and McLean Counties.

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Resources

For School Administrators and Liaisons

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