A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION TO ADOPT RULES AND REQUIRING A FOSTER PARENT TO HAVE IN PLACE AN EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR A CHILD IN THE FOSTER PARENT'S CARE.
Amends GS 131D-10.5(7) to authorize the Social Services Commission to adopt rules establishing a policy to require a foster parent to create an educational development plan for a foster child in the foster parent's care before the child enters high school.
Addsnew subsection (a1) to GS 131D-10.6Atodirect theDivision of Social Servicesto ensurethat the foster parent's agreement includes a requirement to create an educational development plan and that the foster parent's required training under this statute includestraining in creating an educational development plan. Provides that the plan should consider and addressany special needs of the foster child including the incorporation of an Individualized EducationProgram (IEP) under GS Chapter 115C, Article 9, Part 1A. Requires that the plan be in place prior to the foster child enteringhigh school.Describeskey elementsthat constitute an educational development plan.
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