ESSA includes amendments to Title I, Part A designed to complement and enhance the school stability provisions for children in foster care, ensuring that:
1. A child or youth in foster care is enrolled or remains in his/her school of origin, unless a determination is made that it is not in his/her best interest.
2. When a determination is made that it is not in a child’s best interest to remain in the school of origin, the child will be immediately enrolled in a new school even if the child is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment.
3. The enrolling school will immediately contact the school last attended by a youth in foster care to obtain relevant academic and other records.
4. A student in foster care who enrolls in the District will receive transportation to the school of origin, if appropriate, in a timely manner.
The District will work with (LDSS) to maintain the child in his/her school of origin when in his/her best interest for the duration of the time in foster care.
If there are additional costs incurred in providing transportation to the school of origin, the District will work with the local department of social services for the purpose of reimbursement of costs.
The District’s foster care point of contact is: