AB 1567: Before and after school programs (CA state law)
This 2016 California law
- gives priority enrollment in school-operated before and after school programs to homeless and foster students,
- requires these programs to inform the parent or caregiver of a pupil of the right of homeless children and foster children to receive priority enrollment and how to request priority enrollment, and
- prohibits a program that charges family fees from charging a fee to a family for a child if the program knows that the child is a homeless youth or for a child who the program knows is in foster care.
View the California: AB 1567 law.
Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) Rule 6702: Intramural, Interscholastic, and Corollary Athletic Programs
This BCPS policy ensure full participation in scholastic athletic activities for students experiencing homelessness, including through guaranteeing participation even if the student missed participation deadlines while homeless.
Download BCPS Rule 6702
Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA): Official Handbook
Texas Education Code 25.001(f)
This state law reads: "A child placed in foster care by an agency of the state or by a political subdivision shall be permitted to attend the public schools in the district in which the foster parents reside free of any charge to the foster parents or the agency. A durational residence requirement may not be used to prohibit that child from fully participating in any activity sponsored by the school district." The durational residence requirement portion will enable foster students to participate fully in all school activities regardless of how long they've lived in their current foster placement.
View Texas Education Code 25.001(f) (scroll down to (f))
Virginia High School League, Inc. (VHSL): Handbook and Policy Manual
VHSL's Handbook clarifies that students experiencing homelessness are eligible to participate in extracurricular activities just as any other student would be.
Download the Handbook and Policy Manual
Washington: Memo from Superintendent