Foster Care Youth
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Children and Youth in Foster Care:  Improving Educational Outcomes

The Foster Care Program, housed within OSPI's Student Support department, maintains a resource repository for students, educators, foster parents, and social workers to better understand and provide guidance about the unique circumstances surrounding students who live in foster care and attend public schools. In Washington state, over 10,000 school-age students live in foster care.

How to Access Foster Care Lists in CEDARS
Step-by-step instructions

Publications and Other Resources
Includes the Foster Care Report, the Foster Care Primer, public policies, and helpful Web sites

Local Agreements
The local agreements between school districts, OSPI and the Children's Administration, as required by legislation

Regional Contacts
Contact information, by county, for Children's Administration representatives

Laws and Guidance
State laws regarding foster youth and services

Contact Information

Jess Lewis
Program Supervisor


Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  360-725-6000  TTY 360-664-3631
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