Answer: Yes. We put together a short document on this that might help. It is at https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/FC-transportation-guide.pdf. It explains the legal responsibilities for students in foster care under ESSA, including transportation. On the second page, there are links to both a state-level and local-level example that might help serve as a guide for you.
I am meeting with our Title I, Transportation, & Student Services directors about whether we need an agreement or MOU with Dept. of Child & Family Services for situations with students who have been placed in foster care in an area outside their school of origin. Do you have resources or examples of other places with agreements or MOU’s in place?
Apr 23, 2018 | Q and A