The Dubuque Community School District provides homeless services to all eligible families through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Each school building has a designated homeless liaison – typically the school counselor. Families are identified through the McKinney-Vento Questionnaire available in each building or online.
School counselors provide one-on-one services with the district’s homeless families to identify their needs. If a family is deemed as homeless:
- school fees are waived
- transportation to their home school may be provided to approved families
- school supplies are provided
- free breakfast and lunch
- connecting families to outside resources
School counselors work hand-in-hand with our homeless families to help ensure success at school.