Foster Care POC Designation

In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). In regards to foster care, the focus of ESSA is to enhance collaboration and align education and child welfare systems to improve educational outcomes for foster care youth. In order to collaborate effectively, all LEAs must designate a Foster Care Point of Contact (POC) by December 10, 2016. It is essential that designated POCs have sufficient capacity and necessary resources to fulfill their duties.

The LEA Foster Care Point of Contact (POC) responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Please submit the contact information for your Foster Care POC here.
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If you have any questions, please contact:

Matthew Butensky, SEA POC
Youth Development Coordinator
Educational Stability for Foster Care Youth
Center for Schools and Communities
275 Grandview Avenue
Camp Hill, PA 17011
(717)763-1661 x171
(717)763-2083 fax