ERIC Number: ED308267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-15
Reference Count: N/A
A State Plan To Educate California's Homeless Children and Youth. Draft.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
California's state plan for homeless education is submitted in compliance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The plan includes a preface, an introduction, five sections, and six appendices. The introduction presents the following information: (1) the mandate of Title VII, Subtitle B of the McKinney Act; (2) definitions of key terms; (3) activities and recommendations of the Advisory Committee for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth; and (4) the purposes and format of the plan, including local as well as state action. Section 1 argues that the problems of homeless children and youth can only be solved through establishing and maintaining coordination and communication among all affected agencies and individuals. Section 2 proposes procedures for resolving disputes over student placement. Section 3 recommends eliminating barriers to homeless education in the following areas: (1) residency; (2) immunization; (3) registration; and (4) school records. Section 4 discusses means of providing equal access to quality education for homeless students. Section 5 suggests strategies for promoting, implementing, and monitoring the state plan. The following appendices are included: (1) a list of Advisory Committee members; (2) Subtitle B of the McKinney Act; (3) a State legal advisory on residency requirement application; (4) summaries of surveys on homeless educational needs; (5) scenarios of homeless education; and (6) homeless education program examples. (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: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987