HOMELESS EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program, authorized as Title X under the No Child Left Behind Act, ensures that homeless students are provided a free, appropriate public education despite the lack of a fixed place of residence or a supervising parent or guardian.
For more information click on the link below:
Oregon Department of Education Homeless Education Manual
McKinney-Vento Caregiver Authorization Form
The McKinney-Vento Act, Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program (P.L. 101-110) requires that eligible children and youth have access to public school enrollment and other educational services, even though they may not be under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. In such cases, the Caregiver Authorization Form provides information for a district on the adult in the supervision of a minor student.
Click the link below for this form:
Oregon Department of Education Caregiver Authorization Form
Siuslaw School District Foster Care Point of Contact (POC): Lisa Utz, Special Programs Director, firstname.lastname@example.org 541-997-5456
Siuslaw students who are cared for in foster homes have rights to the following: free transportation to and from School of Origin, immediate enrollment, free/reduced lunch eligibility, and additional support as needed for engaging in school-related activities. Additional supports can be accessed via the Foster Care POC or any school personnel to fit student needs.
Forms to be filed by DHS with Siuslaw SD for students in Foster Care
To best serve our students in Foster Care, DHS case management should file the following forms with our office secretaries, who will then alert the Siuslaw SD Foster Care POC:
Foster Care Transportation form: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/fosteringconnections/Documents/fctransportationrequestform.pdf
Foster Care School Notification form: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/fosteringconnections/Documents/dhsfcschoolnotificationform.pdf
Resources from The Oregon Department of Education:
“Foster Care” means substitute care for children placed by the Department of Human Services or a tribal child welfare agency away from their parents and for whom the department or agency has placement and care responsibility, including placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions and pre-adoptive homes.
22-23 Foster Care Technical Assistance Manual
This manual has been developed to address the most frequently asked questions about foster care.
Department of Human Services - Child Welfare Office Contact Information
Foster Care Power Point Presentations
These power point presentations have been utilized for training and information purposes.
ODE Website link for Foster Care: