This document represents the first annual report on foster care youth educational outcomes as stipulated by House Enrolled Act 1314-2018, which requires the State Board of Education (SBOE) to, in collaboration with the Department of Education (IDOE) and the Department of Child Services (DCS), annually prepare and submit the following:
A report on foster care youth educational outcomes, and
A report on homeless youth educational outcomes.
It requires the DOE to develop and submit a copy of the following:
A remediation plan concerning foster care youth, and
A remediation plan concerning homeless youth.
The legislation requires certain information regarding students in foster care to be included in a school corporation's annual performance report. The bill requires the DOE and the DCS to enter into a memorandum of understanding that, at a minimum, requires the department of child services to share with the department, at least one time each month, disaggregated information regarding youth in foster care that is sufficient to allow the department to identify students in foster care. It repeals, for purposes of provisions concerning the transportation of a homeless student to a school of origin, a provision that provides "homeless student" includes a student who is awaiting placement in foster care.