• Foster Education Program

    Everett Public Schools seeks to create an equitable, low-barrier space of learning for students in Foster Care. We know it is important for our youth in care to access the same education, rights and experiences as the rest of their peers. Students in care can experience many placement changes throughout the year, often enrolling from school to school, creating gaps in their education and lack of school connection.

    In order to rectify this, in December 2016, the federal government passed ESSA, the Every Students Succeeds Act, which mandated that all youth in care receive school rights and support including the following:

    • Continue attending their school of origin (if feasible) - the school they were enrolled in before they were placed in care - or enroll in their new neighborhood school
    • Receive transportation to and from their school of origin (if feasible)
    • Immediate enrollment even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment, or having missed application or enrollment deadlines
    • Receive additional services for which they are eligible, including English learner support, Title I, Special Education, and other programs

    Please note that students in foster care are no longer served under the McKinney-Vento Program but are served in their own separate program that we call the Foster Education Program.

    To access Foster Education Program support, help with student enrollment, accessing transportation and more, please contact:



    Angelica Glaser
    Foster Care Success Coordinator
    425-385-5148 Mon & Tues
    425-385-5148 Wed & Thurs
    Fridays by e-mail

    Cynthia Jones, Director Categorical Programs
    Foster Care/McKinney-Vento Liaison
    425-385-4030

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    For more information on ESSA and students in care, please head to:

    RCW 28.A.225.330

    OSPI Foster Care Guidelines

    Ensuring Educational Stability of Students in Foster Care