According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, "Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program was established to make sure homeless youth have access to a free and appropriate public education while removing barriers that homeless children face. Its goal is to have the educational process continue as uninterrupted as possible while the children are in homeless situations. Some of the other main objectives of Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program are to inform local school districts of their responsibilities to homeless children and youth, to increase awareness about the needs of homeless children, explain current laws and policies, and provide practical tips for working with homeless children."
For more information regarding the education of homeless youth, including the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, please click here.
To access the New Castle Area School District Policy 251 - Homeless Youth, please click here.