POC Directories - Educational Stability for Children and Youth in Foster Care in Pennsylvania

Point of Contact Directories

PA Foster Care students classroom work

Routine collaboration and joint decision making between education and child welfare partners is critical to the educational stability of children and  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.

contact book circle iconLocal 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.

contact book circle iconPennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania map iconRegional 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.

Find our other directories for statewide contacts, neighboring Pennsylvania statewide and local contacts , and higher education contacts identified to assist with education-related questions for children and youth in foster care here.

Educational Stability for Children and Youth in Foster Care State Education Agency Point of Contact (SEA POC)
For questions, guidance and professional development requests please contact:

Matt Butensky, Educational Stability for Children and Youth in Foster Care
Center for Schools and Communities
275 Grandview Avenue, Camp Hill, PA 17011
(717) 763-1661 ext. 171

Registering or Updating Your LEA POC
To update or notify of a change to your LEA POC, contact Matt Butensky.