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Supporting Opportunities for Foster Youth Students. Heidi Brahms Shasta County Office of Education 530-225-5390 www.shastacoe.org. CHAFEE GRANT. F ederal and state funded with a current minimum Chafee Grant amount of $ 5,000

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supporting opportunities for foster youth students

Supporting Opportunities for Foster Youth Students

Heidi Brahms

Shasta County Office of Education

530-225-5390

www.shastacoe.org

chafee grant
CHAFEE GRANT
  • Federal and state funded with a current minimum Chafee Grant amount of $5,000
  • Chafee Grant Application, the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), and Chafee Need Analysis Report (NAR)
  • Enroll at least half time in an eligible school
  • Career and technical training or college
  • Dependency when you were between the ages of 16 and 18
  • Social Services will verify the foster youth eligibility status
full partial and seat time credits ab 490
Full, Partial and Seat Time Credits (AB 490)
  • Accept for credit, full or partial coursework satisfactorily completed by a pupil while attending a public school, or non public, non-sectarian school or agency.
  • Your District has Board Policy giving guidance to the allocation of seat time to credits earned.

Education Code Section 48645

graduation requirements ab 167
Graduation Requirements (AB 167)
  • California legislation exempts foster youth from local graduation requirements if:
    • youth transfers school or districts in 11th or 12th grade and,
    • would not be able to reasonably meet these additional local requirements (electives)
    • See attached summary of requirements
right to immediate enrollment ab 490
Right To Immediate Enrollment(AB 490)
  • A new school must “immediately” enroll a foster youth even if the youth has
    • outstanding fees, fines, textbooks, or other items
    • is unable to produce records or clothing normally required for enrollment, such as
      • previous academic records, medical records, immunization records, proof of residency, other documentation, or school uniforms
  • Immediate means attending classes

Education CODE § 48853.5(d)(4)(B).

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