Ensuring Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care: Best Interest Determinations and Immediate Enrollment (PowerPoint Presentation)
This powerpoint provides an overview of the federal framework ensuring stability for students in foster care and the Every Student Succeeds Act provisions related to best interest determinations and immediate enrollment. For students in foster care, if it is not in a student’s best interest to remain in their school of origin, this student must immediately be enrolled in a new school, even without required documentation. These best interest determinations must be based on all relevant factors, including appropriateness of educational setting and proximity to the school in which the child is enrolled at time of placement. Local education agencies must collaborate with child welfare agencies to develop and implement clear written procedures for how transportation to do so will be provided, arranged, and funded.