ERIC Number: ED232342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Educational Services for Jailed Youth.
New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
Methods of providing public instruction to incarcerated school-aged youths are briefly addressed in this pamphlet. The legal responsibility of local school districts to locate, identify, and provide services to youths awaiting or serving sentence is outlined. Educational programs that are available for youths in jail and that directly parallel public school programs are briefly described as follows: regular school curriculum, high school equivalency preparation programs, basic literacy skills, occupational education, and special education. The school district of residence at the time of custody can arrange for educational services in one of four ways: direct tutoring, contracting with a school connected with the jail, contracting with the school district in which the jail is located, and contracting with Boards of Cooperative Educational Services. Mandated responsibilities for school districts and county jails are also outlined, and suggestions for cooperative arrangements are offered regarding identification of youth, determination of education need, and provision of service. It is noted that educational programs for incarcerated youths may be funded through local, state, and/or federal funds. Additional funding sources include: the high school equivalency preparation program, adult basic education, and Title I Neglected and Delinquent Children's Education Program. Special considerations for handicapped youths and youths with limited English proficiency are noted, and relevant sections of New York State Education law and regulations of the Commissioner are listed. (SEW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
Identifiers: New York