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    Duval County Public Schools Foster Care Program 
     
    The Foster Care program in Duval County Public Schools seeks to support students who are no longer in the care of the parent due to being at-risk, neglected, or abandoned while in their parents’ care. Support services are provided through district social workers and external agencies. These staff members work collaboratively to assist students with home placement, school enrollment, and transportation. Social workers continue to monitor the attendance, discipline, and academic progress of children in care while enrolled in our district. 
     
    District Foster Care Liaison
     
    Trina Lovett, Social Worker 
    At Risk, Neglected and Delinquent
    4037 Boulevard Center Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
     
     

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 

    In December 2016, the ESSA went into effect to ensure that all children in foster care can enroll immediately or remain in their school of origin unless a determination is made that it is not in their best interest to do so, and that such children needing transportation to the school of origin will promptly receive the necessary transportation.

    ·        EDHHS Foster Care Non-Regulatory Guide

    ·        ESSA Webinar 12/2016 

     
    Helpful Links
     
    ·       Casey Foundation

     

    ·        Children's Home Society

     

    ·        Department of Children and Families

     

    ·        Florida Department of Education

     

    ·        Legal Center for Foster Care and Education

     

    ·        Office of the State Attorney