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Friday, March 6 • 8:00am - 9:00am
HB261: A New Tool for Schools to House Families Who Otherwise Would be Homeless

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In 2017, a new state law, House Bill 261, went into effect that provides school districts discretion to use state transportation funding for students who are homeless to pay for housing the family instead. This fosters school and Continuums of Care building partnerships so that a child’s education is not interrupted by homelessness. This session will cover the process of developing and passing the law, share some success stories to date and provide resources that schools and homeless service providers can use to implement the law in their community.


Thomas Bookler

North Cook ISC

Katie Spoden

The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County

Sonia Ivanov

Northwest Compass

Dr. Shawn Schleizer

Maine Elementary School District

Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CST
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