• Foster Care Program


    Students in foster care are entitled to similar rights as students classified as Children In Transition, but foster is not considered a homeless situation and foster students are not CIT eligible. WCSD works with Washoe County Human Services Agency to eliminate barriers to education for children in foster care.


    McKinney Vento (CIT) versus Foster Care





    Best interest determination with priority given to wishes of  parent/guardian/UHY (Section I of US Dept. of Ed Guidance)

    School of origin rights/best interest determination

    Placement determined by Best Interest Determination meeting (Child Welfare invites Schools)

    LEA(s) must provide a school of origin transportation (Section J of US Dept. of Ed Guidance)

    Right to receive transportation to the school of origin

    Transportation agreements (MOU) between Child Welfare and LEA’s

    Immediate enrollment even without records; school to assist in obtaining records (Section I of US Dept. of Ed Guidance)

    Right to immediate enrollment even without records

    Immediate enrollment: a school of origin will release immediately, receiving school will request records immediately

    Local funds, set-aside mandatory for Title I, Part A funds (Section M of US Dept. of Ed Guidance), McKinney-Vento sub-grant. Consider Title II and Title IV.

    Funding sources

    Title I, Part A of the ESSA (for additional costs only)

    Title IV, Part E of the Social Security Act (matching requirement).


    NON-Discrimination Statement 

    Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services Non-Discrimination Policy

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