Due to changes to the homelessness and foster care provisions in the McKinney-Vento Act and Title I Part A, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, "Awaiting foster care placement" was deleted from the definition of "homeless children and youths" after December 10, 2016. Children and youth who are "placed in foster care" are not McKinney-Vento eligible, but many continue enrollment and receive transportation to their school of origin under the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act, another federal law. Links to OCFS and SED Foster Care Points of Contact are below.
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