ERIC Number: ED342848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Services for Homeless Children and Youth.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Office of Homeless Children and Youth.
As provided by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, the Massachusetts State Department of Education (MSDE) has developed this plan to attempt to meet the educational needs of homeless children and to supply them with resources to meet those needs. The plan contains a section delineating federal and state laws and state policies regarding the education of homeless children, and a section detailing the goals and objectives of the MSDE. The overall goal is to assure that homeless children receive appropriate educational services in a manner that will support their success in school; this includes providing the following: (1) adequate transportation; (2) minimal delay in transferring from one school to another; (3) full assimilation into the mainstream school environment; (4) no stigmatization from peers or others in the school community; (5) protection of their confidentiality and that of their families; and (6) access to the full range of supports the community can offer. Specific objectives toward these ends are listed in the second portion of this report. Appendices provide the following: (1) a description of accomplished objectives and activities from May 1990 to May 1991; (2) a description of the complaint management system; (3) a state report on homeless children; (4) a description of federal regulations about the distribution of McKinney funds; (5) an outline of the New Hampshire school lunch program; and (6) the inservice workshop request form for schools. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Homeless People, Needs Assessment, Poverty, Public Policy, Social Services, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Urban Problems, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Office of Homeless Children and Youth.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987