ERIC Number: ED344822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Materials on the Education of Homeless Children. Supplement.
Center for Law and Education, Boston, MA.
Information is provided about the legal developments affecting the educational rights of homeless students that were made by the McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-645). Presented in three parts, Part 1 gives an overview of some of the problems that keep homeless children from attending school or hindering their achievement in school. These difficulties include residency requirements, problems with school and immunization record transfers, transportation and guardianship requirements, and eligibility for supplementary school services. The text of the Act is presented in Part 2, along with excerpts from the House Committee Report and the Senate and House Floor Statements. In Part 3, materials from the Department of Education regarding the implementation of the Act are presented. These include a memo to state coordinators for education of homeless children and youth with accompanying questions and answers and a memo to states regarding 1991 applications for funding. The final section also includes the Center for Law and Education comments on "Transportation Provisions of Massachusetts Draft Revised State Plan to Address the Educational Needs of Homeless Children and Youth." (KM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Education, Boston, MA.