Fostering Connections Resource Center

Delaware's educational improvements for youth in foster care

In 2004, Delaware passed HB 279 requiring Deleware's Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families and the Department of Education to implement practices pertaining to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Educational Assistance Improvement Act to help improve youth educational outcomes while in foster care. This legislation adds the term "awaiting foster care placement" to state statute permitting all children are to remain in their school of origin with transportation provided by the child's home school district.


The Fostering Connections Resource Center gratefully acknowledges the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators for providing these summaries of state approaches. Please visit NAPCWA for the complete implementation summary.

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