Foster Youth Services
The West Contra Costa Unified School District provides support and assistance to Foster Care youth who attend West Contra Costa Unified School District schools to ensure that all of these students have a meaningful opportunity to meet the challenging state pupil academic achievement standard to which all students are held. Under AB 490, effective January 1, 2004, the responsibilities of Foster Youth Services include:
- Ensure and facilitate proper school placement, enrollment, and checkout from school (EC 48853.5 (b)(1);
- Assist foster children when transferring schools and ensuring proper transfer of credits, records and grades (EC 48853.5 (b)(2); and,
- Within two business days of the foster child's request for enrollment, contact the school last attended by the foster child to obtain all academic and other records. The school liaison for the school last attended shall provide all records to the new school within two business days of receiving the request (EC 48853.5 (d)(4)(c).
Foster Youth Services provides additional services including:
- Monitoring attendance
- Supplementary Counseling
- Referrals to employment opportunities
- Credit retrieval
If you know of a Family in Transition (FIT) or Foster Youth in need of services (food, housing navigation, case management, school supplies, etc.), please complete the FIT/Foster Referral form. These forms are centrally triaged weekly. Please allow at least one week for follow-up for any referral made and if there is an urgent referral, email Julie Luera in addition to completing the referral form.
If you are a Family in Transition or Foster youth, please complete our Housing Questionnaire Form to exercise your right to priority access to District resources and additional support. The information provided below will help WCCUSD to determine what services you and/or your child may be eligible to receive. This could include additional educational services through Title I, Part A, and/or the federal McKinney-Vento Assistance Act. The information provided on this form will be kept confidential and only shared with the appropriate school district and site staff