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Bellwood School District 88
Cook County, Illinois

Student Services

Welcome to Student Services! Our mission is to create a learning environment that nurtures our students and provides them with access to the world while fostering learning beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic, thus impacting their minds so greatly that they become lifelong 21st century learners who are prepared to compete on a global level.

Our department’s role in the district is to foster healthy partnerships between the schools and the community. We work to ensure that we meet the needs of our migrant or displaced students and families in accordance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the Illinois Education for Homeless Children Act. Student Services also assists with the district-wide implementation of our Response to Intervention program (RTI), planning/hosting child centered and community events, or researching the newest most innovative programs and services to assist with educating and nurturing our children. We look forward to continuing to serve our children, parents, and the community of Bellwood SD #88. 

Homeless Students

The McKinney-Vento Education Act provides money to schools to help homeless students stay in school. By coordinating services with local agencies, schools can provide a link to help families in need. Homeless students may qualify for free lunches, tutoring, clothing vouchers, and summer school.

Migrant Student Services

Available as a resource to students whose families move frequently in order to find temporary or seasonal employment, migrant student services (in collaboration with state and local agencies) ensure children continue to receive educational benefits wherever they live.