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Getting Them Ready: K – 12 Supports for Students in Foster Care

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  • WDA Webinar
When Jun 09, 2017
from 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Where Webinar
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Contact Phone 206-623-4321
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This CLE will give a comprehensive overview of both State and Federal laws governing educational requirements for youth in foster care. The specific topics that will be covered include accessing transportation for foster youth, duties of caseworkers to ensure that foster youth have access to education, enrollment requirements for youth in care and resources available to attorneys and others to navigate the educational system for their clients who are in foster care.

Speaker Biography: Jess Lewis is currently serving as the Foster Care Program Supervisor at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  During her tenure at OSPI, Jess has worked in Homeless Education, Equity and Civil Rights, Behavior Intervention, and K-12 Discipline. Jess has her BA in Social Welfare from the University of Washington and a Master’s in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University.  She is currently working on her Educational Doctorate in K-12 Leadership.  She is a trained mediator, crisis intervention specialist, and restorative justice facilitator.  

This webinar is open to WDA members only.  To register please email with "Getting Them Ready" in the subject line. 1.0 Law and Legal Procedure CLE credit has been requested for the is program.


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