Under AB 490 and the Fostering Connections Act for foster youth, and AB 2276 for probation youth, you have the right to be immediately enrolled in school even if you don’t have the necessary paperwork (like a birth certificate, immunization records, or school records).
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What are some of the education rights I have as a foster youth?
Find information about partial credits, court absences, extracurricular activities, education attorneys, and more.
Who pays for travel costs to my school of origin?
DCFS (or the child welfare agency in your county) must give you bus passes or pay your caregiver for the cost of driving you to your school of origin. Continue Reading →
I don’t have a permanent place to stay. Can I go back to my old school?
Absolutely! Under the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Act, you can go back to your old school — even if you don’t have all the necessary paperwork, like a birth certificate or your immunization records. The school must enroll you even if you don’t have these documents.
Am I eligible for tutoring?
There are a number of different ways that you can receive tutoring. We hope that you will take advantage of as many options as possible!
Who do you call if you have a complaint or need help?
First, remember that you are not alone. There are people and agencies that want to help you. Continue Reading →