Reducing the instability of life in foster care
I will introduce a bill in the 2020 session to help prevent foster care children from sitting in offices during the day when they should be in school.
Unfortunately, when children are placed in a foster home outside of their original school district, they often aren't able to attend school. Therefore, they sit in offices during the day instead of being in school.
And, if they're placed in a foster home in a different county, it becomes really difficult for children to attend school -- and we know that when children miss three or more days of school, they fall behind.
I believe my bill will help prevent absences, and help [foster] children get an education, and [stay] out of the prison system.
To read the whole draft bill, with its temporary markups,
CLICK HERE (PDF file).