ERIC Number: ED343970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Pennsylvania's Homeless Student Initiative. A Series of Models for Effective Coordination between Schools and Shelters.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Student Services.
This publication is a resource book for Pennsylvania educators and those providing services to homeless children and families. It presents five models for effective coordination between schools and homeless shelters. The five models are those that have been developed in the following: (1) a large urban school district; (2) two medium size urban school districts; (3) a suburban county; and (4) rural counties. Also included are descriptions of alternative school program models. Before the main section describing the models, two brief sections address who homeless students are and what it feels like to be a homeless child. The bulk of the document provides detailed descriptions of the coordination models beginning with the large urban school district, Philadelphia. The model suburban program describes Bucks County's responses to the education of homeless children. The two medium urban areas and their school districts described are Lancaster and Allentown. The rural program describes Armstrong County and Indiana County and their 11 school districts. Finally, the Allegheny County alternative school model, which provides extensive transitional support for the delinquent and dependent youth of the county, is described. Appendices reproduce the section of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act in 1987 that pertains to education and a Pennsylvania regulation issued in connection with this Act. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agency Cooperation, Compulsory Education, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Discrimination, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Homeless People, School Community Relationship, School Districts, State Legislation, Urban Problems, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Student Services.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; Shelters; Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987