ERIC Number: ED308262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Proposed State Plan for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth in Iowa.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Federal School Improvement.
This report represents Iowa's proposed state plan for the education of homeless children and youth, in accordance with Title VII, Subtitle B of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The Iowa report is divided into eight sections. Section 1 describes the legal authority and requirements attendant on the McKinney Act. Section 2 describes the history of the Iowa Education Department's actions in compliance with McKinney Act requirements. Section 3 defines the following categories of homelessness in Iowa: (1) "on the street"; (2) "quasi-homeless"; (3) "shelters"; (4) "doubling-up"; and (5) "near-homeless." Section 4 presents a statistical breakdown of the homeless population in Iowa by category of homelessness and school level. Section 5 presents statements of educational needs and recommended solutions for eight categories of homeless education problems. Section 6 offers supporting activities and proposed completion dates for 22 objectives for homeless education in Iowa. A prioritization table including objectives, rank order, and timeliness is appended to this section. Section 7 presents the operational structure for the implementation of Iowa's state plan, including the following categories: (1) policy assurances; (2) general provisions; (3) school district provisions; and (4) state provisions. Section 8 lists the members of the Advisory Committee to the Office for Education of Homeless Children and Youth and Adults. (AF)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Homeless People, Program Administration, Program Implementation, Social Services, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Student Needs, Student Problems, Student Welfare
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Federal School Improvement.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987