Foster Care

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Mecosta-Osceola ISD assists our local districts and child welfare agencies with the school selection and services for children and youth in foster care.

Children and Youth Have The Right To:

  • School stability through the Fostering Connections Act and new protections that are a part of Title 1a in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

  • An education plan that includes transportation to maintain school of origin, arranged by the child welfare agency

  • Expedited enrollment if a change in school is required

  • Categorical eligibility for federal school nutrition programs and Title 1a services

More Information

Visit the External LinkDepartment of Education for more information regarding the Foster Care program.