SCHOOL PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
It is the policy of the Mountain Brook Board of Education to work with foster parents in Mountain Brook and child welfare agencies to make school placement decisions in the “best interest” of a foster child living in Mountain Brook in order to provide educational stability.
A child in foster care will remain in his or her school of origin, unless it is determined that remaining in the school of origin is not in that child’s best interest.
If it is not in the child’s best interest to stay in his or her school of origin, the child will be immediately enrolled in the appropriate Mountain Brook school even if student records normally required for enrollment are not immediately available. The enrolling school will immediately contact the school of origin to obtain relevant academic and other records.
Source: (ESEA section 1111(g)(1)(E)(i)-(iii)).
Adopted: February 13, 2017
Please contact the Mountain Brook Schools Foster Care Point of Contact, Dr. Lisa Beckham, at 205-871-4608 for questions regarding school placement of students in foster care.If a dispute regarding school placement of a student in foster care cannot be settled by the Mountain Brook Schools Foster Care Point of Contact, contact the Alabama State Department of Education Foster Care Point of Contact, Julie Turner, at 334-242-8199.