ERIC Number: ED312332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Public Education Access for Children of the Homeless.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Public Schools.
This document presents Florida's application for continued funding of its project for the education of homeless students under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. The report is divided into four sections. Section I, "Application," consists of the request and rationale for continued financial support, and a summary of actions taken during the first year of the State's grant, including a Status Report survey distributed to all districts to gather data on Florida's homeless children and youth. Section II, "Introduction," is comprised of the following parts: (1) statement of the problem of homeless education; (2) discussion of federal funding; and (3) a brief overview of the State plan. Section III, "Florida's State Plan," presents a goal statement and lists recommended activities for accomplishment of the following 12 goals: (1) locate and count homeless students; (2) identify educational access problems; (3) resolve identified access problems; (4) determine special educational needs of homeless students; (5) disseminate procedures for placement resolution and choice; (6) monitor responsible action toward all students among school districts; (7) address the school of origin versus school of residence issue; (8) ensure comparable services on the local level; (9) eliminate enrollment delays due to student record requirements; (10) ensure comparable services on the State level; (11) develop a model system for delivery of services; and (12) act to increase sensitivity to homeless student and family issues. Section IV, "Appendices," comprises seven supplementary documents, including the Status Report survey form, an analysis of survey results, explanation of procedures for educational placement of homeless children, and a transcript of the State's Administrative Procedure Act. (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 - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Public Schools.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987