ODHS Foster Care – Improving Educational Outcomes for Children in Foster Care

Educational stability is a key component in a foster care student’s success. At the federal and state level, laws have been passed that require local and state child welfare and education agencies to fully and faithfully understand and implement legislation focusing on continuity and stability in a foster care student’s education.

“Foster Care” means substitute care for children placed by the Oregon Department of Human Services or a tribal child welfare agency away from their parents and for whom the department or agency has placement and care responsibility, including placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions and pre-adoptive homes. (ODE website)

Every school district in Oregon has at least one designated Foster Care Point of Contact to provide direct assistance to students in foster care to access and achieve in school, including assistance with immediate enrollment, transportation, and nutrition services. 

For more information, please check the Oregon Department of Education website or contact the Redmond School District Liaison. RSD Homeless/Foster Care Student Policy – JECBD

For questions please reach out to the McKinney-Vento Liaison & Foster Care Point of Contact