ERIC Number: ED340814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug-13
Reference Count: N/A
Kansas State Plan for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
The Kansas state plan for the education of homeless youth and children provides operational strategies to help local school districts and attendance centers facilitate an environment that is conducive to meeting this population's special needs. The plan confronts barriers to homeless children and youth to provide them with public education that is consistent with the educational opportunities provided to children of all residents of the state. The plan is divided into the following sections: (1) "Background and Need," which describes the problem of homelessness and provides an overview of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1990; (2) "Homeless Data Collection: Findings," which explains the method of data collection used during a 1990 survey and summarizes the findings; (3) "State Board Objectives and Outcomes," which details the organizational responsibilities of the State Board of Education; and (4) "Local Education Agency Objectives and Outcomes," which provides strategic objectives for local implementation of the Act and defines procedural tasks of local education agencies; The fifth and final section contains three appendices, which provide, respectively, definitions for technical terminology used in interpreting Federal policy and in formulating state and local directives, categorical definitions of homeless children and youth, and composite data from the 1990 survey of Kansas public schools. Included are four references. (JB)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Board of Education Policy, Data Collection, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Homeless People, School Districts, School Responsibility, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Urban Problems, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987