ERIC Number: ED310207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
State Plan for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth in Arizona.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Office of Education for Homeless Children and Youth.
Arizona's state plan for the education of homeless children and youth responds to provisions of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The plan is comprised of seven sections. Section 1 summarizes the homeless situation and the plan's origins and intent. Section 2 provides an assessment of the number, location, and educational status of homeless children and youth in Arizona. Section 3 describes the charge and activities of the Superintendent's Task Force on Education for Homeless Children and Youth and lists Task Force membership. Section 4 discusses the following barriers to homeless education: (1) lack of awareness on the part of school personnel and the public at large; (2) personal barriers; (3) legal barriers; (4) educational barriers; (5) lack of support services; and (6) lack of adequate funding. Section 5 describes the key goals, state policies and actions, and local responsibilities for the elimination or reduction of the barriers presented in Section 4. Section 6 outlines measures for the implementation, follow-up, and monitoring of the plan. Section 7 includes the following appendices: (1) definitions and a summary of McKinney Act provisions; (2) a reprint of Subtitle B of the McKinney Act; (3) Arizona revised statutes applicable to homeless education; (4) exemplary local programs; and (5) survey forms. (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: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Office of Education for Homeless Children and Youth.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987