ERIC Number: ED308266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Texas State Plan for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Programs.
Texas's state plan for homeless education is presented in response to requirements of Title VII-B of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The plan is comprised of prefatory material, four main sections, and four appendices. The prefatory material consists of the following parts: (1) a prefatory statement; (2) a copy of the federal assistance form for Texas; (3) assurances of compliance; and (4) budget information. The first section, "Definitions," defines the following terms: (1) "homeless children and youth"; (2) "free and appropriate public education"; and (3) "school-age." The second section, "Statement of the Problem," enumerates 22 difficulties for homeless education within the following categories: (1) barriers to data collection; (2) barriers to enrollment; and (3) barriers to attendance and success in school. The third section, "Objectives and Activities," describes goals in the following areas: (1) data collection; (2) residency and guardianship requirements; (3) school choice and dispute resolution; (4) unexcused absences policy; (5) parent awareness and participation; (6) school personnel sensitivity; (7) development of a best practices manual; (8) inter-agency coordination; and (9) a homebound services feasibility study. The following appendices are included: (1) a list of Advisory Task Force members; (2) sample strategies and systems; (3) a copy of Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney Act; and (4) a student record data collection form. (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
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Programs.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987