ERIC Number: ED309221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-24
Reference Count: N/A
A Plan for the Education of Homeless Children in Washington State.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Washington's state plan for the education of homeless children is presented in compliance with provisions of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The plan is comprised of a background statement, nine sections, and addenda. The first section presents facts on homelessness in Washington State. The second section describes the process by which Washington developed its state plan during 1988. The third section outlines State constitutional authority under which responsibilities of the Superintendent of Public Instruction are defined. The fourth section presents the State's primary goal of equal public education for all children. The fifth section delineates project focus and purpose, and defines district-to-district programs and inter-agency cooperative ventures. The sixth section is a statement of the following issues affecting homeless education: (1) residency; (2) transportation; (3) records; (4) special consideration and needs; (5) guardianship; (6) community awareness; (7) service gaps among agencies; and (8) data collection for systematic identification. The seventh section offers recommendations in response to the issues presented in the sixth section. The eighth section reviews current programs addressing the needs of at-risk and homeless students. The ninth section provides examples of regional service programs. Addenda include Advisory Committee membership and summaries of regional public hearing-work sessions. (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
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987