Foster Youth Liaison
Every student in the Los Alamitos Unified School District is ensured access to the same opportunities for academic achievement and supports, including children and youth in foster care. Foster youth have educational rights established through Assembly Bills 167, 216, and 490 to help eliminate barriers to education and ensure school stability. These rights are now part of California Education Code. It is important for school staff to be fully aware of these rights as well as parent/guardians and foster youth themselves.
To learn more about federal law specifically protecting the rights of foster youth, and district supports under the law, contact the District's Foster Youth Liaison in the Office of Safety and Student Services at (562) 799-4700, ext. 80412.