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File #: 20-691    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/18/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the San Mateo County Office of Education to provide educational liaison services for children in the shelter/foster care system, for an extended term of August 20, 2018 through August 19, 2021 and an additional $210,058 in funds for a total obligation not to exceed $630,174.
Attachments: 1. 20200915_r_SMCOE, 2. 20200915_a_SMCOE
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Amendment to Agreement with the San Mateo County Office of Education for Educational Liaison Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the San Mateo County Office of Education to provide educational liaison services for children in the shelter/foster care system, for an extended term of August 20, 2018 through August 19, 2021 and an additional $210,058 in funds for a total obligation not to exceed $630,174.

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BACKGROUND:
Foster youth and youth in shelters face various challenges that lead to a higher than average school drop-out rate. The California Department of Education does not provide funds to ensure that all eligible youth are connected to critical educational services. It is essential to ensure that youth in foster care receive these services so their out-of?home placement does not hinder their ability to receive quality education. To meet this critical need, the Human Services Agency (HSA) will provide support through educational liaison services for foster/shelter youth and connect them with the appropriate educational resources.

On September 25th, 2018, this Board by Resolution No. 076169 authorized an agreement with the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) for educational liaison services for children in the shelter/foster care system for the term of August 20, 2018 through August 31, 2020 for a total obligation not to exceed $420,116.

DISCUSSION:
This amendment extends the term of the agreement through August 19, 2021 and adds $210,058 in funding to allow for the continuation of services.

SMCOE provides two educational liaisons to develop educational plans and provide case management services for students placed by HSA and the County of San Mateo's Probation Department in the shelter/foster care system. The li...

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