ERIC Number: ED314528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Hope for the Future: The State Plan for Educating Homeless Children and Youth.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Compensatory Education.
This report contains the California state plan for educating homeless children and youth required by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The plan is designed to raise the level of awareness of schools and school districts to the needs of homeless children and to provide ideas and suggestions for meeting those needs. It is organized into five sections. Section 1 covers development and implementation of the plan at the state level and development and coordination of the plan at the local level. Section 2 covers resolution of disputes about placement at state and local levels. Section 3 covers elimination of barriers to educating homeless children. The following barriers are discussed: (1) residency requirements; (2) immunization requirements; (3) registration requirements; and (4) requirements for school records. Section 4 covers provision of equal access to educational programs and services at the state and local level. Section 5 covers promoting, implementing, and monitoring the plan. Five appendixes contain information that school districts should find helpful as they develop policies and procedures, examine residency requirements, and design strategies for educating homeless children. Appendix A contains the Stewart B. McKinney Act of 1987, Subtitle B, and related definitions. Appendix B contains survey results. Appendix C contains legal information about the residency requirements for homeless children. Appendix D contains three scenarios of the lives of homeless children. Appendix E contains a list of educational programs for homeless children. (JS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Organizations, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Information Services, Program Administration, Program Implementation, Social Services, State Programs, Student Needs, Student Welfare, Surveys
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Compensatory Education.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987