Foster Care Student Rights

“Foster Care” means substitute care for children placed by the Department of Human Services or a tribal child welfare agency away from their parents and for whom the department or agency has placement and care responsibility, including placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions and pre-adoptive homes.

These students have rights to an education regardless of their housing situation, and we support all students here at Cascade. Educational stability is a key component in a foster care student’s success.  At the federal and state level, laws have been passed that require local and state child welfare and education agencies to fully and faithfully understand and implement legislation focusing on continuity and stability in a foster care student’s education.  

More information from the Oregon Department of Education can be found here.

Contact Us:

Kathleen Johnson, Special Services Director
Margaret Anderson, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 503-749-8010 x1803
Fax: 503-749-8019

Molly Gehley, Title Coordinator/Junior High Assistant Principal
Phone: 503-749-8030 x3901