Assembly Bill 490 (2003) created new rights and duties related to the education of dependents and wards in foster care. Some of these rights and duties have been expanded by later laws, including AB 81 (2009), AB 12 (2010), SB 1353 (2010), AB 1933 (2010), and the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-351). Many of the obligations placed on local educational agencies by these laws also apply to charter schools participating in a special education local plan area.

Contact

If you would like more information, please email, Jolie Critchfield, Foster Youth Liaison for the District or call (530) 749-6901.