Policy Brief AB 490 Implementation (Least Restrictive Placement)


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Students in foster care are entitled under federal and CA laws to
be placed in the “least restrictive educational
programs” that can meet their needs. This means
that school districts and educational decision makers cannot track
students into alternative educational placements based solely on
their foster care status or academic performance. This policy brief
outlines the law related to placement in the least restrictive
environment and suggests some possible courses of action.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 12

    Topics: Counseling and Guidance, At Risk / Disadvantaged Students

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