State law requires the Children's Administration (CA) of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to partner with OSPI and local school districts to improve the educational stability and achievement of children and youth in foster care.
Stabilize. Communicate. Coordinate. Collaborate.
- RCW 74.13.550 Children placed in foster care must remain enrolled in the schools they were attending at the time they entered foster care whenever practical and in the best interest of the child.
- RCW 74.13.560 The administrative regions of CA must develop protocols with school districts specifying strategies for communication, coordination, and collaboration regarding the status and progress of foster children in the region.
Memorandum of Understanding between CA and OSPI
- Raise awareness of the needs of foster care students
- Promote academic success through collaborative staff training, inter-systems communication and joint social/academic planning and support
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