ERIC Number: ED349653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Policy and Procedures Manual for Assuring Equal Access to Education and Success in School for All Maine's Homeless Children and Youth.
Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta. Office for Homeless Education.
Guidelines for developing strategies and policies that ensure equal access to education for Maine's homeless children and youth are provided in this document. The first part outlines factors that place students at risk for homelessness. The second part focuses on developing effective school policies and strategies to help homeless children gain equal access to a quality education. Individual sections offer information on the following: school selection; enrollment/identification; attendance and delivery of services; request and release of school records; contact with external agencies; and coordination of internal and external comprehensive services. Each section provides a checklist of indicators to assess a school's effectiveness in meeting the needs of homeless children. Because many issues involve legal compliance, a law or regulation is cited if action is required. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta. Office for Homeless Education.
Note: Publication support provided by the federal Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act.