New law gives foster children school stability

New law gives foster children school stability
New Jersey’s foster children now have the right to stay in their current school when entering foster care or changing placements, if remaining in that school is in the child’s best interest, under a bill recently signed into law by Governor Christie.

Previously, children entering a foster home attended school in the foster parents’ district. This new law is expected to provide these vulnerable children with educational stability that can help them succeed in school.

ACNJ will be providing more information on the details of the new law and how caregivers and others can advocate for the educational stability of children living in foster care. Read law

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