The mission of the Kenosha Unified School District Homeless program is to provide homeless children and youth equal access to its educational programs, and have an opportunity to meet the same challenging State of Wisconsin and District academic standards. Students will be protected from discrimination and will not be segregated on the basis of their homelessness.
The program includes, but is not limited to, the following services:
- School Placement – Parents/guardians may request that their child attend any school in the District and, to the extent feasible, the District will try to comply with these requests. The school selected shall immediately enroll the child or youth, even if the child or youth lacks records normally required for enrollment.
- Programs and Services – Each homeless child or youth shall be provided services comparable to services offered to other students in the school selected. All fees should be waived for each homeless child or youth, and they should receive free lunch by automatically being enrolled in the federal school lunch program.
- Transportation – The District shall provide transportation to the school of origin, school attendance area school or school requested for the duration of the homelessness. Transportation shall be provided in accordance with District transportation guidelines. If a family chooses to stay in the school of origin after permanent housing has been found, transportation (when possible) will be provided for the duration of that school year.
For more information about the Homeless Education Program you may contact Susan Mahn at (262) 359-7396.