"Navigating the Changing Foster Care Educational Regulations:
Responsibilities of School Districts in Meeting Them"
October 29, 9 AM-12 PM
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State education regulations developed since changes in federal law (ESSA) touch
foster children with disabilities and affect decisions made about school placement,
support needs, transition, transportation, etc.
What are the regulations, time lines, critical issues?
What are significant support needs for children in foster care and how are they
provided during school hours or after school?
How can foster families and schools maintain stability and safety during times of
major changes in children’s lives?
How can disruptions be minimized and potential trauma reduced?
What transition factors should be considered?
What transportation issues can be resolved to minimize problems for the child?
How do schools assist in cases of lost friends, teachers, therapists, social
What are the benefits or problems of moving from a large district to a small one?
Wendy DeWind, School Attorney; Hogan, Sarzynski, Lynch, DeWind & Gregory, LLP
Elisa Eaton, Director of Special Services, Johnson City School District
Elizabeth Myers, Director of Social Services, Tioga County Social Services
Renee Hettich, Director, Southern Tier- Finger Lakes, Adoptive and Foster Family
Coalition of NY
John R. Choynowski, MPA; Director of Family Services, Broome County Social
Southern Tier Independence Center
Helen Keller Room
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