Benefits for Students in Grades K-12
There are many laws that impact foster youth in elementary, middle school and high school.
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AB 167 (2009) and AB 216 (2013) allow foster youth to graduate high school by only completing state graduation requirements if they transferred schools in the 11th or 12th grade and could not reasonably complete local graduation requirements.
- What to do: If you believe that you qualify for this, contact the Foster Youth Services Coordinator at your local County Office of Education
Educational and School Placement Decisions
AB 490 (2003) requires that all educational and school placement decisions must be based on the child’s best interests and consider, among other factors, educational stability and the least restrictive educational setting necessary to achieve academic progress. The bill also created new requirements related to school stability.