Sonoma County Office of Education

Foster Youth Resources

Sonoma County Agreements & Contacts
Foster Focus System Interagency Agreement (pdf)
Sonoma County Foster Youth Resources (pdf)

Foster Youth Education Toolkit, from the Alliance for Children’s Rights
Foster Youth Education Toolkit (pdf)

The Foster Youth Education Toolkit is designed to assist school districts in meeting LCFF requirements and ensuring that foster youth receive the full benefits of laws designed to protect them. The Toolkit provides comprehensive information on the education rights of foster youth along with step-by-step procedures and easy-to-use implementation tools to help districts engage in best practices for foster youth education.

Foster Youth Informational Guides & Reports
The presentation slides and informational from the California Foster Youth Education Task Force explain the provisions for foster youth that are included in California law the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

Presentation on Provisions for Foster Youth (pdf)
California Foster Care Education Law Fact Sheets, Fifth Edition (pdf)

LCFF Provisions for Foster Youth:
—Overview (pdf)
—Role for School Districts (pdf)
—Next Steps for School Districts (pdf)
—Next Steps for State Agencies (pdf)

WestEd Report: Invisible Achievement Gap
This report from WestEd details a previously invisible achievement gap between children in foster care and other students, including English language learners, students with low-socioeconomic status, and students with disabilities.

The Invisible Achievement Gap:
Educational Outcomes of Students in Foster Care (pdf)

Steve Herrington, Sonoma County Superintendent
"The mission of the Sonoma County Office of Education is to foster student success through service to schools, students, and the community." - Steve Herrington, Sonoma County Superintendent