Can I stay in the same school if I go into foster care?

AB490 made it California law that children who have a change in placement through the dependency system are ensured the opportunity to stay in their school of original enrollment through the end of the school year.  Beyond that, AB490 also establishes that a child’s school of origin (the school that the child was last enrolled in) should be a top priority when placing a child in foster care because of a primary interest in educational stability.

AB490 also includes provisions for immediate enrollment, credit protection and access to extracurricular activities for foster youth.