Foster Youth Services
Napa County Foster Youth
1) Education and school placement decisions will be made to ensure each foster student has the opportunity to meet the same academic achievement standards required for all students.
2) Foster students are placed in the least restrictive educational program.
3) Foster youth have access to same services and activities as all other students.
4) Foster youth are advised of their rights, and provided an opportunity to actively engage in decisions related to their education.
Methodology for Napa County:
Collaboration between all foster youth serving agencies , deepen relationships
Education review & monitoring for all foster youth
Services based on greatest need and best interest of the youth
Special education guidelines and 504 accommodations adhered to
Support and trainings to schools and service providers
Dispute resolution process invoked as necessary
Coordination with ILP for transition services
Job coaching and post-secondary plan guidance provided
Ongoing considerations and guidelines for service:
Immediate enrollment & school records transferred in a timely manner
Waiver of fees for various services and programs
Partial credits accepted when transferring between schools
Absences excused for court and other appointments
Considerations for service:
Abilities, talents & interests
Challenges & needs
Coordination for all parties: student, caregiver, service providers
Linking youth with appropriate services for their needs
Napa County Seeks to Improve
Academic, Career & Personal Outcomes for Foster Youth
For more information contact Jeannie Puhger, the Napa County Liaison for Foster and Homeless Youth.