ERIC Number: ED346573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Education of Homeless Children & Youth: Program Manual. Revised 1992.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
The right of homeless children and youth to enjoy a free, appropriate public education is ensured in Oregon by ORS 339.115 (3). This law establishes that homeless children and youth cannot be denied enrollment simply because they lack a fixed place of residence or because they are not under a parent's or guardian's supervision. State Board of Education Policy 5110, School Attendance of Homeless, creates a standard for school districts to follow on school attendance of homeless children. School districts should not require school records or a particular document, such as a birth certificate, for enrollment. This booklet outlines Oregon's 1991 (revised) Homeless Education Plan, which aims to: (1) review and revise state and local laws affecting homeless children and youth; (2) provide for resolution of enrollment disputes; (3) advocate for homeless children and youth; (4) document and disseminate information; (5) review and restructure the school records transfer system; (6) remove immunization barriers and review and restructure the student health record system; (7) remove transportation barriers and support outreach services; (8) promote interagency collaboration; and (9) develop and implement the LEA (Local Education Agency) Grant Process, which awards subgrants to districts under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. This grant program is explained and further detailed in a question-and-answer section. Also included are the texts of Oregon's Policy on Education of Homeless Children and Youth and Public School Enrollment of Homeless Children and Youth. (MLH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Children, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Homeless People, School Responsibility, State Legislation, Student Rights, Youth
Publications Sales Clerk, Oregon State Department of Education 700 Pringle Parkway S.E., Salem, OR 97310-0290 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon