8. Foster Youth Education
⧠ If the child is age 0-3, child assessed for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services. 34 C.F.R. Part 303
⧠ Child enrolled in and has transportation to current school. Tex. Educ. Code § 25.001(a)
⧠ Child remains in current school, regardless of additional placement changes. Tex. Educ. Code § 25.001(g)
⧠ School changes occur at the end of grading periods (BP)
⧠ School changes do not conflict with standardized testing or final exams (BP)
⧠ DFPS has conservatorship and designated an Education Decision-Maker (EDM). Tex. Fam. Code § 153.371
⧠ Parent retains or other person given specific education-related rights as appropriate. Tex. Fam. Code § 153.371
⧠ DFPS provided EDM Form 2085-E to child’s school and information regarding the EDM given to others. Tex. Fam. Code § 263.004
⧠ Child immediately enrolled in a new school if a change was required. Tex. Fam. Code § 264.115
⧠ Education record or credit transfer issues addressed by court as necessary. Tex. Educ. Code § 25.007(b)
⧠ What does the child say about school and where wants to attend?
⧠ Child in an appropriate school.
⧠ Child progressing academically and on grade level.
⧠ Additional school supports addressed as needed.
⧠ Child involved in extracurricular activities.
⧠ Child’s caretaker signed annual form to prohibit corporal punishment at school. Tex. Educ. Code § 37.0011
⧠ If the youth is at least grade 9, personal graduation plan created and graduation endorsement chosen (this is in addition to the Foundation High School Program in STEM, Business & Industry, Public Services, Arts & Humanities, or Multi-Disciplinary Studies). Tex. Educ. Code § 28.025
⧠ Child has a college or career plan. (BP)
⧠ Child and his caregivers know about high school graduation requirements and how to prepare and apply for post-secondary education. 42 U.S.C. § 677; Tex. Educ. Code § 54.366; Tex. Educ. Code § 54.367
Special Education 34 C.F.R. Part 300
⧠ If needed, child evaluated for special education placement and services.
⧠ If eligible:
• Date of child’s last Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD).
• Child has Individualized Education Program (IEP) that is current, appropriate, and in force.
• Surrogate parent appointed for child. Tex. Fam. Code § 263.0025
(BP) denotes a Best Practice