Foster Youth

Brentwood Union School District works closely with social workers, juvenile court officers, school personnel, and others to make decisions in the best interest of children in foster care.  We train our administrators and staff in the mandates of AB 490 regarding children in foster care.

Our schools immediately enroll foster children. To create stability, foster children should be allowed to remain in their school of origin for the duration of the school year.  Foster children are not penalized for absences due to placement changes, court appearances, or related court ordered activities.

When enrolling a foster child, please let the site know if the child receives special education services and has an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Our liaison works closely with Foster Family Agencies and the Contra Costa County Office of Education to support foster children and youth.

District Foster Youth Liaison is:

Karen Gnusti

925-525-7847