|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Students in Foster Care|
Requires LEAs to provide the department of children's services all school records for a child in custody of the department or who receives f...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Higher Education - Tuition Waiver - Foster Care Recipients|
Expands the tuition waiver to include individuals who are placed into guardianship or who are adopted out of an out-of-home placement by a g...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Foster Children (Including Pupils with Disabilities), and Disciplinary Issues|
From bill summary: Requires each local education agency (LEA)'s educational liaison for foster children, if so designated by the LEA superin...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Foster Children, Including with Special Needs|
From bill summary: Requires that, if a foster child's parent or guardian, or other person holding the right to make educational decisions fo...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Continuation of Former Foster Child in School of Origin|
From bill summary: Requires a local educational agency to allow a former foster child to continue his/her education in the school of origin ...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Residency Requirements for Foster Children|
Provides a pupil who is a foster child who remains in his/her school of origin has met the residency requirements for school attendance (pre...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Students in Foster Care|
Requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to ensure that specified criteria are implemented in every district regarding ...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Educational Availability for Foster Youth|
Requires that a permanency plan of a child in the care and custody of the Commissioner of Children and Families include information regardin...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Enrollment of Foster Care Youth|
Amends current law to allow a child who is in foster care to remain enrolled in the public school in which the child was enrolled at the tim...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Educational Success for Youth and Alumni of Foster Care Act.|
Establishes the educational success for youth and alumni of foster care act. Includes in the purpose of the passport to college promise prog...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Enrollment of Foster Children|
From bill summary: Specifies that the new school is required to immediately enroll a foster child even if he or she is unable to produce med...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Awarding of Credit for Certain Pupils in Foster Care|
From bill summary: Requires a school district and county office of education to accept coursework satisfactorily completed by a pupil in fos...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Liaison Officer to Facilitate Foster Child Enrollments and Transfers|
Directs each district to appoint at least one employee to act as a liaison officer to facilitate the enrollment in or transfer to a public s...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
S.B. 100 - Disabilities Sections
Requires schools and local districts coordinate educational services to children and adolescents with a severe emotional disturbance with th...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Foster Care Student Attending Court Proceedings|
Provides that a foster care student who attends court proceedings relating to the student's foster care must not be counted as an absence, e...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Special Populations|
S.B. 1256--Special Populations
Designates the definition of home school district for students who are wards of the state and enrolled in accommodation school at a juvenile...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Alternative School Placement|
Provides criteria for districts to make a determination on an individualized basis before placing compulsory-school-age children returning f...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Educational Stability for Foster Youth|
From bill analysis: Makes findings and declarations about the importance of a child's education; the negative effects on foster children of ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Attendance of Foster Children|
From bill analysis: Requires an LEA, at the initial detention or any subsequent change in a foster child's placement, to allow that child to...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Special Needs Students in Foster Care System|
From bill analysis: Clarifies which local educational agency is responsible for the provision and payment of special education services for ...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Education of Youth in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems|
H.R. 8109, S.R. 2872
Creates the Task Force on the Education of Children and Youth in the Care of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families. Directs the ta...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Children In the Care of the Department of Children and Families/School of Residence|
Creates a presumption that it is in the best interest of a child that the department of children and families (DCF) places in out-of-home ca...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Education Bill of Rights for Children in Foster Care|
Establishes the Education Bill of Rights for Children in Foster Care; requires school districts to have in place procedures to ensure seamle...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Foster Care Pilot Program|
Creates a pilot program for the placement of children four to ten years of age in foster care which shall be known as Jacob's Law; states th...
|ME||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Residence of Student Not Residing with Legal Parent/Guardian|
S.B. 588 - Sec. 1
Provides that a student who is placed by the state department of health and human services with an adult who is not the parent or legal guar...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2009||P-12||Residency Status of Foster Care Students|
Modifies residency status for certain pupils placed in foster care; provides that if a child who is under court jurisdiction is placed in fo...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2009||P-12||Foster Care Student Enrollment|
Revises definition of membership for certain pupils placed in foster care by providing that a pupil enrolled in a district other than the pu...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Preschool Enrollment for Children of Juvenile Court Wards|
States findings and declarations regarding children of youth who are in custody, or on probation or in the foster care system. Requires prio...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Graduation Requirements Waiver for Certain Foster Care Students|
Requires a school district to exempt a pupil in foster care from all coursework and other requirements adopted by the district's governing b...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Foster Student Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities|
Requires that a foster child who changes residences pursuant to a court order or decision of a child welfare worker be immediately deemed to...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Reimbursement for Students in Residential Facilities|
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.64
From DOE summary of H.B. 1:
Requires school districts that owe tuition for a regular education student housed in a residential facility to ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Assignment of Surrogate Parent|
H.B. 1 - Section 3323.05
From DOE summary of H.B. 1: Modifies existing procedural guidelines established for the department of education to protect the rights of a c...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Foster Care Students and Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Requires public school governing authorities to ensure that children in foster care are allowed to remain enrolled in the same public school...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Foster Care Education|
S.B. 291--Foster Care Education Bill of Rights
Establishes "Foster Care Education Bill of Rights." Each district must designate a staff person to be an educational liaison for foster care...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Foster Care|
Creates a separate fingerprint clearance card for foster and prospective foster and adoptive parents in accordance with the Adam Walsh Child...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Foster Care Students|
Directs the state education agency to assist the transition of foster care students from one school to another by specified means, including...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Evaluation of Educational Outcomes of Foster Care Students|
Directs the state education agency and the department of family and protective services to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) re...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Education for Children in Shelter Care or Foster Care and Exceptional Students|
Relates to education and children in shelter care or foster care; includes exceptional students; provides for a surrogate parent for educati...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Board for the Coordination of Programs Serving Vulnerable Individuals|
H.B. 1289 - Section 1
Creates the board for the coordination of programs serving vulnerable individuals to coordinate the delivery of services to vulnerable indiv...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12|
Relates to educational assistance for foster care youth; requires the state student scholarship commission to annually report to the legisla...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Enrollment of Foster Care Youth|
Amends education requirements related to enrollment and attendance in order to comply with the requirements of the federal Fostering Connect...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Foster Parent Training|
Requires that the department of human services make available to foster parents training concerning individualized education programs.
|MI||Signed into law 01/2009||P-12|
|Foster Care Trust Fund and Foster Care Board|
Establishes the Foster Care Trust Fund in the Department of Human Services as a charitable and educational endowment fund; establishes the S...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12|
|Foster Care Services|
Creates the Foster Care Independence Act; provides services for child abuse victims who are aging out of foster care; establishes the Foster...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||High School Dropout Prevention Act of 2008|
Provides that before a student between the ages of 17 and 18 may drop out, the student and student's parent must attend an exit interview, i...
|Foster Care Educational Services|
OAR 413-100-0900, -0905, -0910, -0915, -0920, -0925, -0930, -0935,-0940
Describes the activities required to assure that regular education, special education, pre-school, and post-secondary education services are...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Transfer of Education Records for Foster Children|
Requires each school district to appoint a person to act as the child welfare education liaison; provides that when a student in out-of-home...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Special Education Classes for Wards of the State|
Amends the School Code regarding special education classes for children from orphanages, foster family homes, children's homes, or in-state ...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Placement of Foster and Juvenile Court Students|
Provides that a student who is placed in a foster family home or the home of a relative or other unlicensed caretaker may attend school in e...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|Eligibility for 21st Century Scholars Program|
Provides that a student who is in foster care or placed in the home of a relative or other unlicensed caretaker may enroll in the 21st Centu...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|Passport to College Promise Program Pilot|
Declares an intent to create the passport to college promise pilot program that will have two primary components, as follows: (1) Significan...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2006||Postsec.||Tuition Grants for At Risk and Foster Children|
Establishes the displaced pupils choice grant program under which each custodian of a qualifying pupil who completes an application for a gr...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Financial Support for Children in State Care|
Concerns Education; specifies that when the education of a child becomes the state's direct responsibility for any reason, the commissioner ...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|Tuition Waivers for Foster Children|
S.B. 85 Section 1-10
Establishes the Kansas Foster Child Educational Assistance Act. Provides that the purpose of the act is to establish an educational assista...