ERIC Number: ED338432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Meeting the Educational Needs of Missouri's Homeless Children. Administrative Manual & Census Report.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
An administrative manual prepared in compliance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, and to supplement the State Plan, was distributed to all local educational agencies in Missouri to communicate the need for actively encouraging the enrollment in school of homeless children and youth. The manual includes the following: a summary of the numbers of homeless children and youth in the state and of the identified barriers to education; an explanation of the state's compulsory attendance laws and other laws and court decisions relating to residency, school attendance, and enrollment; a description of policies and procedures to be followed to assure services to homeless children and youth are comparable to services available to other students; and awareness activities, instructional strategies, and classroom and school activities designed to help improve the effectiveness of education to homeless children and youth. (LB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Ancillary School Services, Attendance, Census Figures, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Out of School Youth, Program Implementation, State Action, State Legislation, State Programs, Student Needs, Student Welfare
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987