ERIC Number: ED308268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
Alabama Plan for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Office of Homeless Children and Youth.
The Alabama state plan for the education of homeless children and youth is submitted in response to requirements of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The plan consists of an introduction, three main sections, and a timetable for the accomplishment of State objectives. The introduction summarizes the homeless education initiatives of the McKinney Act and describes the creation of the Alabama Office of Homeless Children and Youth. The first section, "Goal of the State Plan," proposes Alabama's aim to assure equal educational access for homeless children and youth. The second section, "Responsibilities of the State Office of Homeless Children and Youth," presents the following mandates: (1) to review residency requirements pertaining to the education of homeless students; (2) to gather data on the number of homeless children and youth; (3) to establish procedures assuring uniform data collection; (4) to supply technical assistance to local education agencies; (5) to evaluate the State plan; and (6) to prepare a report concerning program status. The third section, "Responsibilities of Local Education Agencies," states the following goals: (1) to identify homeless children and youth; (2) to collect data; and (3) to provide services and educational planning. The timetable outlines supporting activities and completion dates for State objectives. (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: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Office of Homeless Children and Youth.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987