Want to Help California Foster Youth Succeed in School? Start with SB 233

But foster parents shouldn’t be afraid of accessing educational information about the children in their care. Senate Bill (SB) 233, a bill now before the California Senate, helps clarify how foster parents who don’t necessarily hold educational rights can and should access their foster child’s educational records. Put forward by California State Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose), SB 233 also requires foster parent training to include information about foster youth educational rights and the importance of the caregiver’s role in education.

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