Multiple placements were identified in a 2012 KPEKC Taskforce survey as the top barrier to youth in care graduating on time. Eighty-five percent of respondents indicated reducing the number of school transfers and the resulting records transfer issues were key to increasing the graduation rate of youth in care.
The documents in this section were developed by the KPEKC Policy team to assist child welfare professionals in addressing educational outcomes for youth in care. These documents provide information on the impact of multiple placements/school transfers on educational outcomes and describe the role of parents and foster parents in sharing educational records. Documents also provide information on federal laws which guide schools in releasing educational records as well as provide information on laws which may provide resources such as transportation that would allow youth to remain in their home school.