Education Rights &

Education Rights Holders

A foster child, as defined by EC § 48853.5(a), is afforded rights to ensure they have access to the same academic resources, services, and extracurricular and enrichment activities that are available to all students. All educational and school placement decisions are made by the Educational Rights Holder in consultation with other parties and must be based on the child’s best interests and consider, among other factors, educational stability and the least restrictive educational setting necessary to achieve academic progress.

See EC 48850(a)(1), 48853(h); WIC 361(a)(5), 726(c)(2).