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Foster Care Liaison

Steffany Fitzpatrick
Dean of Students

325-348-3141 fax
701 Bowie
Santa Anna, TX 76878

Each school district and open-enrollment charter school is statutorily required to appoint at least one employee to act as a Local Educational Agency (LEA) Foster Care Liaison to facilitate the successful enrollment and transfer of records for students in the legal custody of DFPS when enrolling in or changing schools. Federal law also requires LEAs to designate an ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Foster Care Point of Contact (POC) to coordinate with the local child welfare agency concerning immediate enrollment, education best-interest, transportation, collaboration, and other ESSA requirements that support school stability for students in foster care.