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To assure compliance with the education provisions of the federal law, Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, New Jersey legislation was enacted September 9, 2010 that amended Title 18 A and Title 30. Under this law, children can remain in their home school when they enter foster care unless it is not in their best interest to do so.

The below resources further explain this law along with policy changes at the the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS).


School Stability for Children in Resource Home Care - Information for Parents 
(English)  (Spanish)

School Stability for Children in Resource Home Care - General Information 
(English)  (Spanish)

Education Stability Liaison Directory 

School Registration for Children in Out-of-Home Care - Information for Caregivers and Educators

Financial Aid Resources for Foster Youth for Post Secondary Education

Visit the Foster and Adoptive Family Services Web site for information about scholarships for foster children and children adopted from foster care in New Jersey. 

Related Laws

18A:7B-12 Determination of district of residence

30:4C-26 Placing child in resource family home or institution

Training Materials

Education and Special Education - Day 1

Education and Special Education - Day 2