Point of Contact Directories
Routine collaboration and joint decision making between education and child welfare partners is critical to the educational stability of youth in foster care.
Education and child welfare partners will need to work together frequently regarding school placement best interest determinations (BIDs), transportation coordination, and enrollment and records transfers.
Local Education Agency (LEA) Foster Care Point of Contact Directory
The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires Pennsylvania’s LEAs receiving Title I funds to identify and register a Foster Care Point of Contact (POC). This includes public school districts, charter schools and intermediate units.
Pennsylvania Children and Youth Services (CYS) Education Liaison Directory
County children and youth agencies (CCYAs) in Pennsylvania have designated an Education Liaison or have identified other staff responsible for education related issues.
Regional Foster Care Coordinator Map and Directory
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has established eight foster care regions throughout Pennsylvania. Foster care regional offices are available to assist LEAs with questions, guidance and may request professional development.
Educational Stability for Foster Care Youth State Education Agency Point of Contact (SEA POC)
For questions, guidance and professional development requests please contact:
Matt Butensky, Educational Stability for Foster Care Youth
Center for Schools and Communities
275 Grandview Avenue, Camp Hill, PA 17011
(717) 763-1661 ext. 171
Registering or Updating Your LEA POC
Information when LEA has not yet identified a POC
To update or notify of a change to your LEA POC, contact Matt Butensky.