We commend our public school clients who work diligently to ensure that all children have the opportunity to succeed in school.
Lancaster, Pa. (PRWEB) November 05, 2013
Lancaster, Pa., law firm Hartman Underhill & Brubaker, LLC (HUB) last Friday participated in Red Shirt Day, an event led by the Lincoln Intermediate Unit, the Region 3 Coordinator of Pennsylvania's initiative for Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Red Shirt Day was part of Homeless Education Awareness Week, the purpose of which is to spread awareness of the issues surrounding students experiencing homelessness.
"We are honored to support the Lincoln Intermediate Unit in expanding awareness of the importance of educating children who are experiencing homelessness in their lives,” said HUB partner Kim Smith.
“The numbers of homeless children, as defined by the Public School Code, are staggering – much larger than most people would imagine,” Smith said. “We commend our public school clients who work diligently to ensure that all children have the opportunity to succeed in school."
About Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program:
A main goal of Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness is to ensure that all children and youth experiencing homelessness enroll, participate, and have the opportunity to succeed in school; ensure children and youth experiencing homelessness receive a free and appropriate public education on an equal basis with all other children in the state; and eliminate and/or reduce educational barriers through the use of local "best practices" and the authorized activities of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.
Local Educational Agency (LEA) Homeless Liaisons have been in place in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1989. Each of the 499 school districts, 29 intermediate units, 20 comprehensive career and technical centers, and 175 charter/cyber schools can be in a position to provide valuable data. Visit the program’s Facebook page and website for more information.
About Hartman Underhill & Brubaker:
Hartman Underhill & Brubaker LLC (HUB) is a full-service, Lancaster, Pa.-based law firm offering comprehensive services throughout Central Pennsylvania in the areas of business, land use, school and municipal, and litigation. Its practice groups include Business Services; Financial Services; Employment, Pension, and Tax; Estate Planning, Succession Planning, and Elder Law; Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use; School and Municipal Law; Litigation; and Family Law. Established in 1978, HUB has steadily expanded in size, expertise, and depth of experience while enhancing its position as one of the most well-respected and well-positioned law firms in Central Pennsylvania. The firm has offices in Downtown Lancaster and Ephrata, Pa.
HUB’s team of 18 attorneys includes partners Michael W. Babic, Thomas W. Bergen, Joshua D. Cohen, Robert M. Frankhouser, Jr., Kevin M. French, Alexander Henderson, III, William C. McCarty, Jeffrey P. Ouellet, Kim R. Smith, Mark Stanley (Managing Partner), and William J. Zee III; associates Joseph B. Allen, Brandon S. Harter, Kaitlin R. McGinnis, and David M. Walker; and attorneys of counsel Marylou Barton, Mark L. James, and Christopher S. Underhill.
For more information, visit http://www.HUBlaw.com.