Foster Care

Presented by the Virginia Department of Social Services and the Virginia Department of Education.  For additional information on this topic, visit the Enrollment of Students in Foster Care page on the Virginia Department of Education website.

Foster Care Points of Contact

Guidance & Forms
  • US Department of Education - Health & Human Services Non-Regulatory Guidance [pdf]
  • The following forms are available through the Virginia Department of Education or by contacting us:
    • Virginia Department of Social Services - Virginia Department of Education Joint Guidance 
      • FC/ESSA Form A-17, Notice of Student Receiving Foster Care Services and Request for Best Interest Determination Participation Form
      • FC/ESSA Form B-17, Best Interest Determination for Foster Care School Placement Form
      • FC/ESSA Form C-17, Immediate Enrollment of Student in Foster Care Form [Word]
      • FC/ESSA Form D-17, Best Interest Determination Process Educational Input from Residential Treatment Centers Form
  • Superintendent’s Memo #324-17 Educational Stability for Students in Foster Care, Updated Virginia Joint Guidance to Align With the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 with link to [doc] Joint Guidance

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Federal Legislation