H.R.3087 - Education Stability for Foster Youth Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 07/16/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce; Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3087 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/16/2015)
Education Stability for Foster Youth Act
This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require a state plan for academic content and achievement standards to describe how the state will ensure the educational stability of children in foster care. Specifically, a state plan must include assurances that: (1) a foster child will remain or be enrolled in the child’s school of origin absent a determination that such enrollment is not in the child’s best interest; (2) if such a determination is made, the child will be immediately enrolled in a new school, which must immediately contact the child’s previous school to obtain relevant records; and (3) the state will designate a point of contact for child welfare agencies, who shall also oversee implementation of the state’s responsibilities under the bill.
Relatedly, a local educational agency (LEA) plan must provide assurances that the LEA will develop and implement procedures governing the provision and funding of transportation services necessary to maintain a foster child’s enrollment in the child’s school of origin.
This bill amends the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to alter the definition of “homeless children and youths” to no longer include children who are awaiting foster care placement.