HOUSE BILL NO. 279
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL ATTENDANCE OF FOSTER CHILDREN.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend Title 14, § 202(c) of the Delaware Code by adding a new sentence at the end thereof as follows:
“For the purpose of this Section and provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act, the words ‘awaiting foster care placement’ include all children in foster care.”.
Section 2. Amend Title 14, § 202(e)(3) of the Delaware Code by striking the second sentence and inserting the following in lieu thereof:
“Children in the care and custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families who are in foster care shall attend school in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act [42 U.S.C. § 11431 to § 11435].”.
Approved July 7, 2005