ERIC Number: ED365001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Hope for the Future: The State Plan for Educating Homeless Children and Youth. [Revised.]
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This publication details components of California's statewide plan for educating homeless children and youth. Revisions of the original plan were based on data derived from statewide surveys of school districts and shelters conducted in 1988, 1989, and 1990. The 1990 amendments to the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 focus more on what is happening or should be happening locally to ensure that homeless children are able to attend and remain in school. A particular concern is the lack of awareness that prevents homeless children from receiving the same educational opportunities as their peers. Following the preface, the introduction describes the basis and purpose of The State Plan for Educating Homeless Children and Youth. The next five sections present information and recommendations for state- and local-level responsibilities. Information is presented on developing and implementing the plan; resolving disputes about placement; eliminating barriers to educating homeless children and youth; providing equal access to educational programs and services; and promoting, implementing, and monitoring the plan. Appendices contain the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, a legal advisory on applying residency requirements to homeless children, and lists of advisory committee members for 1988-89 and 1990-91. (LMI)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Homeless People, Nondiscriminatory Education, Residence Requirements, Secondary School Students, State Legislation, Statewide Planning
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Note: For 1989 edition, see ED 314 528.