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Saint Paul Public Schools, District 625
360 Colborne Street
Saint Paul
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Fostering Connections

Promoting educational stability and academic success for children and youth in out of home placement and foster care.

How We Can Help

  • Assist in keeping students in their same school when their out-of-home placement changes
  • Help students immediately enroll in school and transfer their school records
  • Ensure students receive free school meals
  • Coordinate student transportation to his or her school of origin whenever possible
  • Make referrals for medical, legal, food and county benefits, and mental health services
  • Advocate for special education services
  • Educate students and families about credit recovery options
  • Assist with the application process for college or other post-secondary education
  • Refer students to independent living resources in the community
  • Assist students in accessing educational training vouchers

Student Rights

The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 is a federal law that plans for the educational stability of school-age children and youth placed in out-of- home care. Students in out-of-home placement and foster care environments have the right to:

  • Continue in the schools they were enrolled in at the time of placement
  • Receive transportation to the school they were enrolled in at the time of placement
  • Participate in the same programs and services that are provided to all other SPPS students including extracurricular activities
  • Immediately enroll in any school without immunization records or other school records

Important Links

Fostering Connections referral link

College

Education and Training Vouchers for foster youth

Resources for Youth in Foster Care

Resources for Foster Parents

 

CONTACT CHRISTINE SOLUM FOR MORE INFORMATION AT  Christine.Solum@SPPS.ORG OR 651-334-1818.