A.B. 490 / foster care education

Education Web Resources

This handout lists various links to resources on the internet related to the educational rights of foster youth in California. MORE

Educational Rights as a Pregnant or Parenting Teen

Fact sheet on educational rights of pregnant or parenting teens. MORE

Educational Rights of Foster Youth

Fact Sheet on educational rights of foster youth MORE

Letter Opposing Eliminating Foster Youth Services

This is the letter we faxed to the Senate Budget Committee in February 2013. The Governor’s current budget proposal would basically block grant Foster Youth Services, thereby essentially eliminatin... MORE

Education Issues Impacting Youth in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

This is a training outline that covers education issues impacting both juvenile justice and foster care youth. It was distributed at a training held on June 29, 2009. MORE

Foster Care Education Fact Sheets (California Foster Youth Education Task Force)

These are mostly one page fact sheets that were developed by the California Foster Youth Education Taskforce on the following topics:AB490Education RightsSpecial EducationNonpublic SchoolsAB 3632Fun... MORE

2007 California Foster Youth Education Summit - Backgrounder

Three page summary of the 2007 California Foster Youth Education Summit, the first statewide convening of foster youth, former foster youth and leaders and professionals from education, child welfare,... MORE

Step 6 – Children in the Child Welfare System - Tools for Promoting Educational Success and Reducing Delinquency

According to the National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice, the Tools for Success, is a "compendium of best practices for promoting the educational stability of youth with disabili... MORE

Policy Brief - Early Childhood Education Programs

Early childhood education programs can provide critical education and other services for children in foster care, but not all eligible foster children are enrolled in an appropriate program.  This Ca... MORE

Policy Brief - Completion of Postsecondary Education and Training Programs

Former foster youth are most able to succeed in higher education and trianing programs when they receive supports tailored to the unique challenges they face.  This California Foster Youth Education ... MORE

Policy Brief - Transition to Postsecondary Education and Training Programs

California Foster Youth Education Task Force's policy brief on transition to postsecondary education and training programs describes laws that support increased access to information about post second... MORE

Policy Brief - Data Collection & Sharing: Foster Youth State-Wide Education Data

Although statewide educational data is collected for several subgroups of students enrolled in California, there is no systemic statewide educational data collected, disaggregated, and submitted to th... MORE

Policy Brief - Educational Decision-Making & Parental Notice

Parental notice is a key element of the statutory framework of California's Education Code.  This California Foster Youth Education Task Force's policy brief on educational decision-making and parent... MORE

Policy Brief - Academic Supports

This California Foster Youth Education Task Force's policy brief descibes the various special academic supports for foster youth:  Students "at risk for retention", access to quality services to me... MORE

Policy Brief - AB 490 Implementation: Partial Credits

This California Foster Youth  Education Task Force's policy brief on AB 490 Implementation explains how school districts must accept partial credits for entering foster youth and suggests ways tha... MORE

Policy Brief - AB 490 Implementation: Least Restrictive Educational Placements

This California Foster Youth Education Task Force's policy brief on AB 490 Implementation spells out what are least restrictive educational placements for students in foster care and possible courses ... MORE

Policy Brief - AB 490 Implementation: School Transportation

Transportation, or the lack thereof, is a major obstable to ensuring appropriate educational placement for foster youth.  This California Foster Youth Education Task Force Policy Brief on AB 490 Impl... MORE

Policy Brief - AB 490 Implementation: Immediate Enrollment

This California Foster Youth Education Task Force's Policy Brief  addresses how AB 490 Implementation addresses the lengthy delays that foster youth faced awaiting enrollment in a new school or distr... MORE

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About AB 490 (California Foster Youth Education Task Force)

FAQ on AB 490 MORE

Warehousing Foster Care Students in Continuation High Schools Would Violate State Law

This short paper discusses why foster care students cannot be placed in continuations schools involuntarily. MORE

School Districts Cannot Withhold the Transcripts of Foster Youth Because of the Failure to Return Textbooks or Other School Property - 5 CCR Section 438(c)

Three-page memo on why school districts cannot withhold transcripts of foster youth because of failure to return textbooks. MORE

AB 490 Training Materials (05) - AB 490 Roles and Responsibilities: Attorneys

Overview of specific roles and responsibilities of attorneys under the law. (6 pages) MORE

AB 490 Training Materials (01) - Ensuring Educational Rights and Stability for Foster Youth - AB 490 Summary

One page summary of key provisions. MORE

AB 490 Training Materials (02) - AB 490 Overview

More detailed outline of the new law. (6 pages) MORE

General Education Materials (1) - California Legislation Related to Education of Wards & Dependents

Chart highlighting duties imposed by key provisions in California Education Law. (10 pages) MORE

AB 490 Training Materials (11) - Los Angeles Education Summit Recommendations

Summit recommendations MORE

AB 490 Training Materials (10) - Power Point

Training Tool Summarizing Key Points MORE

AB 490 Training Materials (09) - Implementation Plan for AB 490 - A School Blueprint

Overview of particular provisions pertinent to schools. (3 pages) MORE

AB 490 Training Materials (08) - AB 490 Roles and Responsibilities: Schools

Overview of specific roles and responsibilities of schools under the new law. (6 pages) MORE

AB 490 Training Materials (07) - AB 490 Roles & Responsibilities: Caregivers

Overview of specific roles and responsibilities of caregivers under the new law. (5 pages) MORE

AB 490 Training Materials (06) - AB 490 Roles and Responsibilities: County Social Workers and Probation Officers

Overview of specific roles and responsibilities of social workers and probation officers under the new law. (6 pages) MORE

AB 490 Training Materials (04) - AB 490 Roles & Responsibilities: Juvenile Court Judges

Overview of specific roles and responsibilities of judges under the new law. (7 pages) MORE

Improving Educational Opportunities for Youth in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems: The Fresno First Year Report and Strategic Plan

First year report and strategic plan. MORE

General Education Materials (3) - Education Related Duties in California Juvenile Delinquency Cases

Chart highlighting duties imposed by key provisions in California Education Law pertinent to delinquency cases. (6 pages) MORE

General Education Materials (2) - Education Related Duties in California Juvenile Dependency Cases

Chart highlighting duties imposed by key provisions in California Education Law pertinent to dependency cases. (5 pages) MORE

AB 490 Training Materials (03) - Education Related Duties in California Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency Cases Imposed by AB 490

"Chart with detailed legal analysis, including changes to key code sections and roles and responsibilities of various parties under the new law. (6 pages)" MORE