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Foster Care

District Foster Care Liaison 
Shelia Horrocks M.Ed.
1002 Barrett Street 
San Augustine, TX 75972


Program Description

The District Foster Care Liaison assists in facilitating the enrollment and transfer of records of students in the legal custody of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) when enrolling in or changing schools. As the District’s Foster Care Liaison, I am able to coordinate with DFPS to assist foster care students in: 
- receiving school nutrition and meal programs 
-help coordinate withdrawal, records transfer, credit recovery 
-coordinate with child welfare partners. 
- work with DFPS to help students maintain their school placement, when appropriate 
-review student schedules to ensure they are on track to graduate -encourage successful transition into adulthood and post-secondary opportunities 
-encourage involvement in extracurricular activities 
-identify supports available within the district and community for the students in foster care