ERIC Number: ED316620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A Vision for Homeless Children. Georgia's Plan for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth 1989-91.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
This document represents Georgia's response to the mandate of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act for the education of homeless children and youth. It is comprised of a foreword and eight sections. The first section, "Introduction," sketches the history of the McKinney initiative. The second section, "The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, Title VII-B," reprints relevant portions of the public law. The third section, "Compliance," summarizes Georgia's actions in response to McKinney Act requirements. The fourth section, "Plan for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth," includes a statement on public notice and opportunity to comment, a State Board of Education policy statement, and responses to provisions of Section 722 of the McKinney Act. The fifth section, "Background," summarizes Georgia's research activities related to homeless education. The sixth section, "An Assessment of Barriers to Educational Opportunities Among Homeless Children and Youth in Georgia," details state objectives, findings, and recommendations. The seventh section, "Number of Homeless Children in Georgia," presents estimates based on survey results. The eighth section, "Suggested Guidelines for the Enrollment, Transfer and Withdrawal of Homeless Children and Youth," offers policy and procedure guidance to local education agencies. The report includes one map and three tables. (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: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987