Merced County Office of Education

Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program

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The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) provides support services to foster children who suffer the traumatic effects of displacement from family and schools and multiple placements in foster care. FYSCP has the ability and authority to ensure that health and school records are obtained to establish appropriate placements and to coordinate instruction, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, vocational training, emancipation services, training for independent living, and other related services. The FYSCP increases the stability of placements for foster children and youth. These services are designed to improve the children's educational performance and personal achievement, directly benefiting them as well as providing long-range cost savings to the state.



The following services are provided in cooperation with Merced County collaborative partners:

  • Provide AB 490 advocacy and advocacy trainings
  • Ensure appropriate school placement and minimize changes of school placements
  • Facilitate prompt transfer of educational records
  • Provide educational case management
  • Assist school districts to establish foster youth protocols
  • Provide trainings on educational laws pertaining to foster youth