Student Support Services

Foster Care

NYS and the Federal government have recognized the unique needs of children in foster care by providing guidance and enacting laws to increase educational stability and improve the educational outcomes achieved. The state and federal laws and guidance clarify joint responsibilities of educational and child welfare agencies to continually collaborate so that the provisions are successfully implemented and students in foster care achieve educational stability.

Updates and Memos

Laws and Regulations

Federal laws:

State Laws


Points of Contacts (POC)

NYSED Foster Care POC: Karen Hollowood


NYSED Foster Care Transportation: Paul Overbaugh


Office of Children and Family Services POC: Lisa Ghartey Ogundimu

Last Updated: October 24, 2018