While informing districts which of their students are in foster care is critical, providing them guidance to appropriately and effectively use the data is equally as important. It is essential that Local Education Agencies (LEAs) establish data policies and agreements so that foster youth are never lost in the system and their privacy is protected in the process. As such, districts will need to balance the need for district and school staff to know which students are in foster care with the need to keep this highly sensitive information confidential.
Publication Date: 2014
Topic(s): California, Data Sharing and Information Sharing, Foster Youth, Local Control Funding Formula
Resource Type: Factsheet / Guide, Presentation Slides
Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals
Click to Download: Appropriate and Best Use of Foster Youth Information in CALPADS Memo
Click to Download: Appropriate and Best Use of Foster Youth Information in CALPADS Presentation