For Families

At ISD 917, we belong to each other.  We are all here to enrich the lives of the children in our care, and our strength is in our collaboration.  Families are essential components of student success, and we thank you for everything you do for your children and our district.  Our goal is for you to see our core values in action in all aspects of our work with your child and your family.  Thank you for choosing ISD 917 and participating in a purposeful, personalized partnership with us.

ISD 917 Core Values

  • Collaboration: Working together to achieve more collectively.
  • Empathy:  Considering and respecting the perspective and needs of member districts, students, families and staff. 
  • Innovation:  Ongoing improvement of programs and services.
  • Stewardship:  Managing financial and human resources carefully and responsibly.
  • Communication:  Multi-dimensional, transparent conversation focused on sharing information and creating a positive learning and working environment. 
  • Integrity:  Aligning our actions with our values and beliefs.
  • Personalization:  Building on the strengths and addressing the unique needs of individual students.
  • Equity:  Intentionally providing opportunities while removing barriers at all levels of the organization.
  • Diversity:  Appreciating and valuing everyone’s unique selves.


The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act outlines educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. This legislation requires a local homeless education liaison in every school district to help families and unaccompanied minor students access opportunities to enroll in school, remain enrolled, and access a free and appropriate public education. 

Please complete the form below if you believe your student is eligible for support and protection under the McKinney-Vento Act 42 U.S.C. 11435. If you need assistance with this form, please email Kate Hulse, Director of Social/Emotional Learning & Support.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Form