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File #: 21-725    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/19/2021 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with StarVista to provide educational support services to current San Mateo County foster youth for a total amount not to exceed $309,000 for the term of September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022.
Attachments: 1. 20210914_r_StarVista_FYESS, 2. 20210914_a_StarVista_FYESS
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Human Services Agency Director
Subject: Measure K: Agreement with StarVista to provide educational support services to current San Mateo County foster youth

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with StarVista to provide educational support services to current San Mateo County foster youth for a total amount not to exceed $309,000 for the term of September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022.

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BACKGROUND:
The Human Services Agency's ("HSA") Children and Family Services ("CFS") branch is committed to enhancing the well-being of children, adults, and families by providing professional, responsive, caring, and supportive services. CFS offers a wide range of programs designed to provide current and former foster youth/young-adults with the skills and supports they need to successfully transition into adulthood.
In March 2013, CFS established a Foster Youth Education and Employment Services program to help foster children that are in primary and secondary education ensure their successful enrollment in and completion of post-secondary education. Through the implementation and delivery of this program, CFS has identified a greater need for more focused employment and educational services for current and former foster youth. This agreement with StarVista specifically aims to provide educational services to San Mateo County primary school age foster youth grades Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade.
StarVista provides strength-based, in-home (or through other safe means, such as video conferencing), educational case management services to current San Mateo County foster youth in grades Transitional/Pre-K through 8th grade and youth preparing to transition to 9th grade residing and attending primary school in San Mateo County.

DISCUSSION:
The proposed agreement with StarVista allows HSA to p...

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