The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), has requirements which directly impact the education of foster youth and work to further strengthen the relationship between school staff and child welfare agency staff. Pursuant to the requirements of the ESSA, the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) would like to collaborate with your school to establish Point of Contact (POC) for each agency/local school, review educational records to ensure best interests are considered in determining school attendance of out of home wards, and develop a written plan regarding the transportation of foster youth.
Author(s): Indiana Department of Child Services
Publication Date: 2016
Topic(s): Every Student Succeeds Act, Foster Youth, Indiana
Resource Type: Dear Colleague Letter
Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals
Click to Download: Every Student Succeeds Act Letter to School Superintendents