HB 3748 | Relating To The Coordination Of Educational Support Services For And Information Regarding Students Who Are Currently Or Were Formerly Placed In Foster Care
Author: Rep. Marsha Farney | HB 3748 Bill Summary
This legislation would require the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to ensure that at least one agency employee act as a liaison officer for educational issues related to students in foster care. It would also require each institution of higher education to designate at least one employee of the institution to act as a liaison officer for current and incoming students who were former foster youth. Additionally, SB 294 would require the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to designate at least one employee of the board to act as a liaison officer for current and incoming students at institutions of higher education who were formerly in foster care. It would also require THECB and the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to exchange information in order to evaluate the educational outcomes of students at institutions of higher education who were formerly in the conservatorship of DFPS. The schedule for the public hearing can be viewed here.
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