Monday, July 30, 2012
Getting educational records in a timely manner
Dear foster parents,
The National Foster Parent Association is participating on the National Education Workgroup for Children in Foster Care. Our participation involves at least two national conference calls per month and information gathering for the workgroup. On our last call, we were asked to gather information on any concerns foster parents may have about receiving education records on children/youth placed into their care at placement or within a few days after placement.
It appears that education records are often not being given to foster parents at placement or within a day or two after placement and this is creating problems with enrolling the children into school and particularly affects youth in high school and their credits, etc.
Please spread the word that NFPA needs to hear from foster parents who are not getting education records in a timely manner and ask them to email their concerns, stories, etc., directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can put a report together for the National Education Workgroup.
Foster parents should respond by August 15, 2012.