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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).