Duval County Public Schools Foster Care ProgramThe 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 LiaisonTrina Lovett, Social WorkerAt Risk, Neglected and Delinquent4037 Boulevard Center DriveJacksonville, 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.