ERIC Number: ED418205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Homeless Children and Youth. 1995-96 McKinney Funded Projects End of Year Reports.
Connell, Karen; Milenkiewicz, Margie
In the 1995-96 school year, seven Colorado school districts, including urban districts, received grants under the federal McKinney Program for the homeless (Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act). The grant awards totaled $225,580 and served a total of 2,100 children. Although the same number of districts were funded as in the preceding year, a 25% budget cut caused a decrease in services to 200 children. This report is a compilation of the responses from the seven districts. School district representative comments are presented, attributed to the district, in the following areas: (1) difficulty in obtaining number estimates of homeless students; (2) problems and barriers to enrollment and success for homeless students; (3) school district responses to barriers to the enrollment and success of homeless students; (4) special needs of homeless children and youth; (5) program successes; (6) successful practices; and (7) increases or decreases in preschool access and older youth programs since the 1994 reauthorization. A case study of the use of McKinney-funded services is presented for each district. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers: Colorado; Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987