ACS District Foster Care Coordinator:
Sabra Emde 580-221-3001, ext. 252
Children in foster care often and inadvertently change schools, which along, with enrollment delays and record transfers can have a significant disruptive impact on their academic progress. Recognizing these adverse educational outcomes, the new foster care provisions under Title I of ESSA require state and local education agencies to collaborate with Child Welfare Agencies to ensure educational stability and minimize educational disruptions for children in foster care.
Among other provisions, the educational stability includes assurances that (1) a child in foster care will remain in the child's school of origin, unless a determination is made that it is not in the child's best interest to remain in that school and (2) if a determination is made that it is not in the child's best interest to remain in the school of origin, the child will be immediately enrolled in the school of residence, even if the child is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment.
Oklahoma State Foster Care Plan Foster Care_State Plan (1).pdf
Ardmore City Schools District Foster Care Plan ACS Foster Care Plan.2016.pdf