Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Youth
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the motion co-coauthored by Supervisor Barger and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas to identify how the County can improve educational outcomes for foster youth by keeping them in their school of origin when it is in their best interest. Nearly 40% of school aged foster children experience at least one move over the course of each year.
Changing schools, along with changing homes, creates further upheaval for kids who have already experienced trauma, hardship and loss. Today’s board action will help us pursue every available option to help improve educational outcomes for foster youth.