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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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 →
No. AB 490, AB 1933, and the Fostering Connections Act are laws that protect the rights of foster youth to a stable and consistent education.
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.