Foster Youth Resources for Staff


District Procedures and Forms 

Admin Procedure 6131 Enrollment and Education of Students Residing in Foster Care

Dispute Resolution Process and Forms

Modified Graduation Procedure and Forms

Surrogate Parent 

Learn more about the Education Rights of Youth in Foster Care

Transportation for Students in Foster Care to Attend their School of Origin.

Students in foster care and students experiencing homelessness may be eligible for a bus pass to attend their school of origin if minimum distrance requirement are met.  Staff can request a bus pass for eligible students using the bus pass request form for students in foster care or student experiencing homelessness.

The purpose of providing a bus/transit pass for students in foster care and student experiencing homelessness is to promote school stability by enabling the student to attend their school of origin if it is in their best interest to do so.  A student’s school of origin is the school he or she attended when permanently housed or the school in which the child or youth was last enrolled.

Eligibility Criteria. Please submit a request for bus/transit pass only if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Student's residential status is coded as "homeless" or "foster" in PowerSchool.
  2. Student is attending his or her school of origin.  School of origin is defined as the school the child or youth attended when permanently housed or the school in which the child or youth was last enrolled. If student is attending his or her neighborhood school, a bus/transit pass is not provide
  3. The distance between student's current residence and school of origin is: 
Kindergarten-Grade 2Residence is 1.5 miles or more from school of origin.
Grades 3-5Residence is 2.0 miles or more from school of origin.
Grades 6-12Residence is 2.5 miles or more from school of origin.

To request a bus/transit pass:

  1. Make sure student has met all eligibility criteria listed above. 

  2. Submit a Bus/Transit Pass Request Form for students in foster care or student experiencing homelessness.

  3. Submit a Bus/Transit Pass Request Form by the 16th of each month for bus pass for following month.  Example: To request pass for October, submit request by 16th of September.

  4. If you have questions, please contact Lucy del Valle at (619) 725-7652.

Resources

Foster Youth Education Rights

Cal State University Foster Youth

California College Pathways

Educational Planning Guide for Foster Youth

Fact Sheet on California Law Minors Medical Care Consent

Foster Youth Education, California Department of Education