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EUHSD - Foster Youth Services

Escondido Union High School District provides a variety of education-related services to foster youth. In accordance with Assembly Bill 490, EUHSD makes certain that foster youth living in group homes or foster homes immediately enroll in school and are in appropriate education placement and receiving needed services. EUHSD is responsible for the tracking and transferring of school records upon enrollment, adhering to ESSA transportation guidelines, reviewing AB 216 eligibility, and connecting students to school and community-based services. Our district collaborates with Child Welfare Services, San Diego County Office of Education, group homes, foster family agencies, CSUSM Tutoring Connections Program, Voices for Children CASA’s, and community agencies to bridge communication and to connect students to appropriate services. The goal of EUHSD is to support the positive academic and social-emotional outcomes for every one of our foster youth.

FOSTER YOUTH – Under LCFF, the term foster youth includes any child who is the subject of a juvenile dependency court petition (Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 300), whether or not the child has been removed from his or her home. Any child who is the subject of a juvenile delinquency court petition (Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 602) and who has been removed from his or her home by the court and placed into foster care under a “suitable placement” order. This includes youth who have been placed in a foster home, relative home, or group home. It does not include youth who have been placed in a juvenile detention facility, such as a juvenile hall or camp.

Foster Youth Education Rights

For additional information, please contact:

Kim Bodie, LCSW
EUHSD District Social Worker
Foster and Homeless Liaison
302 N. Midway Drive
Escondido, CA 92027
Phone: (760) 291-3263
Fax: (760) 739-7520
kbodie@euhsd.org