About Foster Care
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
Visit the Department of Education for more information regarding the Foster Care program.