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1 Developing collaborative partnerships to improve educational outcomes for foster youth

2 San Francisco at a Glance How many foster youth are there? San Francisco County Dependents ……… In SFUSD……………………….…………… Almost 1700 Between 600-700 San Francisco foster children placed in-county by age San Francisco foster children placed in-county by ethnicity

3 Educational Outcomes SFUSD foster youth scoring proficient and above on CA Standardized Tests N=397

4 Educational Outcomes cont. SFUSD foster youth passing the CA High School Exit Exam N=71

5 San Francisco County Partnerships Policies San Francisco County AB490 Interagency & Community Agreement FCSHB Section 51-7 Sending and Receiving School Notification (AB490/McKinney-Vento Act) SFUSD Board Policy on Educating Foster Youth (pending) Procedural Addendums Education Order TDM Checklist Sending (1144) and Receiving (1145) Forms Immediate Student Enrollment Dispute Resolution Council Funding California Department of Education Foster Youth Services Title IV-E Memorandum of Understanding School-Based Older Youth Adoptions and Foster Parent Recruitment (Summer 09)

6 San Francisco County Partnerships Student Level Supports School-site Foster Youth Services Liaisons Foster Youth Services MSW Interns Foster Youth Clubs Individualized Tutoring Services (SF-HSA, FYS, ILSP) Guardian Scholars Summer Academy Team Decision Making Meetings support Foster Care Month Awareness Activities

7 San Francisco County Partnerships Training SF- HSA Program Managers SFUSD Parent Liaisons Juvenile Probation Intake Probation Officers Juvenile Probation Judicial Officers Foster Youth Services Liaisons Alternative Family Services foster family agency staff Honoring Emancipated Youth providers training Group Home Providers SF-HSA Foster Parents San Francisco County Panel Attorneys ExCEL After School Program staff SFUSD Administrative Assistants CSUEB MSW students Court Appointed Special Advocates SFUSD Student Support Services Unit SFUSD Middle School and High School Counselors SF-HSA Unit Meetings SF General Hospital Psychology students Community College Foster Youth Success Initiative Region 4

8 San Francisco County Partnerships Interagency Committees/Collaborative Meetings Foster Youth Services Program Steering Committee AB490 Subcommittee Honoring Emancipated Youth (HEY) Education Workgroup HEY Foster Care Month Planning Group Citywide Interagency Team Foster Care Residential Taskforce Breakthrough Series Collaborative: California Independent Living Program Transformation SF-HSA Organizational Structure Workgroup SF-HSA Team Decision Making Workgroup Northern CA Educational Liaisons Meeting SF-HSA Retention and Recruitment Workgroup High Risk Interagency Council of San Francisco Student Attendance Review Board SFUSD Transitions Taskforce

9 Making the Case for School Stability Case Studies Oakland-SF-Contra Costa Determining best interests and transportation Oakland-Vallejo-JV 539 Maintaining school stability through selective placement

10 Contact Information Gloria Anthony-Oliver Maya Webb HSA Educational Liaison Foster Youth Services Coordinator T: (415) 557-5305 T: (415) 242-2615, Ext. 3310 F: (415) 242-2618 SF County Interagency and Community Agreement:

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