Foster youth are identified as a distinct at-risk subgroup California’s Local Control Funding Formula and Academic Performance Index because of the unique educational challenges they face and their heartbreakingly poor educational outcomes, outcomes significantly worse than even other at-risk subgroups. By including academic outcomes specific to foster youth, goals specific to foster youth, and actions, services, and expenditures specific to foster youth, the District has laid important groundwork to develop system-wide, institutional support for our most vulnerable students.
Author(s): Children Now, National Center for Youth Law, Public Counsel
Publication Date: 2014
Topic(s): California, Foster Youth, Local Control and Accountability Plan, Local Control Funding Formula
Resource Type: Letter of Support
Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals
Click to Download: Letter In Support of the Foster Youth portion of LAUSD’s LCAP