Madera County Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program
The objective of the Madera County Superintendent of Schools Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) is to ensure, in accordance with the law, that every foster youth residing in Madera County, is allowed a meaningful opportunity to meet the challenging state academic achievement standards to which all students are held.
Assembly Bill 490 (AB 490)
In accordance with the law, all foster youth residing within Madera County must have access to the same educational rights and resources as other students. These rights and resources include but are not limited to the following:
- Increased stability of school placements
- Immediate enrollment even if records are not readily available
- Timely transfer of student records
- Calculation of full or partial coursework that the student has completed
- Individualized academic plans for foster youth based on their unique set of strengths and needs
- Increased access to support services, extracurricular and enrichment activities to address the areas of growth essential to the success of foster youth
- ADVOCACY services provide assistance when a student enters a new school or changes schools by ensuring the student has all school records/vaccination records necessary for enrollment and proper school placement.
- EVALUATION of individualized academic/support service needs necessary to provide the tools required for academic and life skills success.
- LINKAGE to school-based/community resources necessary for after school activities, tutoring, mentorship and other social services.
- TRACKING of students' movements within the county or to other school districts and placements in order to assist in smooth transition of services.
- ACADEMIC & CAREER PREPARATION SUPPORT including bi-weekly meetings, guest speakers and field trips.