Homeless Students Right to Education

  • Each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, as provided to other children and youths, included a public pre-school education. A “homeless child” is defined by the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act and State law, and classified as child under the following circumstances:

     

    • Lives in a shelter or motel
    • Shares housing with relatives because you lost your housing
    • Lives in a campground, car, old building or other temporary shelter
    • Does not have a permanent address

     

    The District Homeless Liason shall review and revise rules or procedures that may act as barriers to the enrollment of homeless children and youths. In reviewing and revising such procedures, consideration shall be given to issues concerning transportation, immunization, residency, birth certificates, school records and other documentation, and guardianship. Transportation shall be provided in accordance with the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act and State law. The Superintendent or designee shall give special attention to ensuring the enrollment and attendance of homeless children and youths who are not currently attending school If a child is denied enrollment or transportation under this policy, the Liaison for Homeless Children shall immediately refer the child or his or her parent/guardian to the ombudsperson appointed by the Regional Superintendent and provide the child or his/her parent/guardian with a written explanation for the denial. Whenever a child and his or her parent/guardian who initially share the housing of another person due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar hardship continue to share the housing, the Liaison for Homeless Children shall, after the passage of 18 months and annually thereafter, conduct a review as to whether such hardship continues to exist in accordance with State law.

     

    For help, call the Carbondale Elementary School District No. 95 Homeless Education Liaison, Jerrah Henson at 618-457-3591.

     

Local Resources

  • Our Schools

    Parrish School............................................457-5781

    Thomas School..........................................457-6226

    Lewis School...............................................457-2632

    Carbondale Middle School........................457-2174

     

    Youth Programs

    Parrish After-School Program.....................457-5781

    Boys and Girls Club......................................457-8877

    I CAN READ! Program...................................549-0969

     

    Police & Health

    Police Department (non-emergency)..........549-2121

    Fire Department Station 2............................457-3299

    Township Fire Department...........................549-4621

    Memorial Hospital..........................................549-0721

    Jackson County Health Dept..........................684-3143

    Jackson County Public Aid.............................687-1705

    DCFS...............................687-1733 or 1-800-25-ABUSE

     

    Clothing

    Carbondale Thrift Shop................................457-6976

    Salvation Army..............................................549-0157

    Shawnee Crisis Pregnancy Center...............549-2784

    The Thrift Shop..............................................457-6976

    The Women's Center....................................529-2324

     

    Counseling

    Centerstone......................................1-855-608-3560

    Catholic Social Services...............................351-0743

    The Women's Center...................................529-2324

    SIU Clinical Center........................................453-2361

    Southern Illinois Behavioral Services.........457-4144

    Adolescent Health Center............................529-2621

     

    Daycare

    Childcare Resouce and Referral.........1-800-232-0908

     

    Dental Services

    Shawnee Health Care Dental Services..........519-9900

    SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic................................453-8826

     

    Eye Glasses

    Clear Vision....................................................529-3451

    Marion Eye Center........................................549-2282

     

    Financial Assistance

    Township General Assistance........................457-3366

    Department of Human Services....................687-1705

     

    Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen

    Good Samaritan Food Pantry........................457-0323

    Bethel AME Church Soup Kitchen..................529-5278

    Southern Illinois Nutrition Therapy...............985-3885

     

    Legal Services

    Attorney General's Office...............................687-3461

    Land of Lincoln Legal Services............1-877-342-7891

     

    Medical Services

    Shawnee Health Care.....................................519-9900

    Terrier Care......................................................457-3371

     

    Shelter Services

    Good Samaritan House....................................457-5794

    The Women's Center.........................................529-2324

    Jackson County Housing Authority..................684-3183

     

    Transportation

    Jackson County Mass Transit District................457-0171

    Senior Adult Services...........................................457-4151

    Saluki Express......................................................453-5749

     

    Utilities

    Ameren CIPS.............................................1-888-789-2477

    Carbondale Water Department.........................457-3265

    Western Egyptian Energy Assistance.................684-3341

     

     

     

Contact Us

  • CES95 Administrative Center

    925 S. Giant City Road

    Carbondale, IL 62902

    t: (618) 457-3591

    f: (618) 457-2043

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Social Work & Counselor Staff

  • Donna Rohlfing

    Lewis School

    (618) 457-5781

     

    Jamie Hertter

    Thomas School

    (618) 457-6226

     

    Michelle Boyce

    Lewis School

    (618) 457-2632

     

    Robyn Davis

    Carbondale Middle School

    (618) 457-2174

     

    Leah Hooper

    Parrish Elementary

    (618) 457-5781

     

    Juanita Drue

    Carbondale Middle School

    (618) 457-2174

Social Emotional Learning Docs