ERIC Number: ED316631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 1989.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Student Services Section.
This report contains the Oregon state plan for educating homeless children and youth required by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. Data on the number and location of homeless children and homeless youth in the state and the barriers they face in obtaining a free public education are discussed. Section 1 provides an overview of the report. Section 2 covers the definitions and sources used to develop the plan. Section 3 covers the demographics of Oregon's homeless children and youth. Section 4 covers the barriers to education for the homeless. Section 6 contains the Oregon state plan. The following steps to address the barriers to school attendance are included in this plan: (1) "Review/Revise State Laws Affecting Homeless"; (2) "Designate State Education Specialist for Homeless"; (3) "Information Campaign"; (4) "Generation of New Data"; (5) "Review of Records Transfer Systems"; and (6) Local Advocacy/Community Networking." A discussion of the narrative of hearings on the plan is included, along with a policy statement on homeless education that was adopted by the State Board of Education in 1989. (JS)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Student Services Section.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987