Foster Care Educational Program

  • The new requirement under Title I Part A highlight the need to provide educational stability for children in foster care, with particular emphasis on collaboration between State Educational Agencies, Local Educational Agencies, and Child welfare agencies to ensure students in Foster Care have the opportunity to achieve at the same high level as their peers.

    These provisions emphasize the importance of limiting educational disruption. They do so by keeping children who move into foster care in their school of origin, unless it is determined to be in the best interest to change schools.

    These provisions also ensure if it is not in their best interest to remain in the school of origin, children in foster care are enrolled in their new school without delay.

    Available Resources:

    • School Supplies
    • Counseling services to address anxiety related to foster care
    • Medical & dental services
    • Eyeglasses and hearing aids
    • Tutoring Services
    • Parental Involvement
    • Fees for advanced placement
    • Fees for SAT/ACT testing

    Supportive Services:

    • Educational Stability
    • School of Origin
    • Best Interest Determination
    • Immediate enrollment
    • Access to free lunch
    • Records & transcripts given to receiving school even if fees are not paid
    • Resolving school placement disputes – student must remain in his or her school of origin while dispute is being resolved