Foster and Adopted Youth

The Butte County SELPA's member local education agencies have a longstanding agreement regarding the provision of education, services, placement, and transportation for students in foster care and for students who are homeless.  This Homeless and Foster Youth Services Agreement affords the protections indicated in both the McKinney-Vento Act and the Out-Of-Home Care System, both of which prioritize school stability and removing barriers to enrollment and education for these students.  The SELPA  ensures LEA cooperation and compliance occurs with respect to students with disabilities within the Butte County SELPA, and participates in interagency meetings with other networks of educational and family advocates who serve the same population.

Additional Resources

The logo for Butte County Office of Education "School Ties" office, whose motto is "Supporting Connections for Success."  The words form gears in motion.Butte County Office of Education - School Ties - Supporting Connections for Success   
The School Ties Division of BCOE provides a variety of services for foster youth, including tutoring, mentoring, case management, and educational advocacy.

California Department of Social Services

Continuum of Care Reform for Educators - by the California Alliance

McKinney-Vento Act (full text) - reauthorized in December 2015 by Title IX, Part A, of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

North State Parent Organization - a parent resource hub for Upper California