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S.F. No. 1873 - Students in foster care school enrollment requirement
Author: Senator Karin Housley and Senator Susan Kent, Senator Carla J. Nelson, Senator Jeff Hayden
Prepared By: Patrick Hauswald, Senate Counsel (651/296-5079)
Date: February 21, 2020


S.F. No. 1873 requires students in foster care to be enrolled in school within seven days of placement.

Section 1 (120A.21) establishes the requirement for a student in foster care to be enrolled in school within seven days of placement, and clarifies that a student may remain enrolled in a previous district if the student moves to a foster home in a different district.

Section 2 (257.0725) requires the commissioner of human services to include school enrollments within seven days of placement in the annual report on child maltreatment and children in out-of-home placement.

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