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Foster Care

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Wayne RESA is committed to supporting Foster Care Liaisons,  and the students they serve, in Wayne County Districts and Public School Academies by sharing information and best practices through trainings and technical assistance.  More information regarding the requirements of the foster care provisions of ESSA can be found at the Michigan Department of Education Foster web page or by contacting us.

Community Assistance Hotline

Established to support the educational needs of students experiencing homelessness or transiency of foster care during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Hotline will be answered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  

Please call (734) 334-1567

The Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 places new requirements on the education system to ensure children/youth experiencing foster care have school stability and access to services comparable to other students. In addition, ESSA requires every Local Education Agency (LEA) to identify a point-of-contact (POC) to serve as a Foster Care Liaison, to work with the local Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to ensure students who are experiencing foster care are able to remain in the school of origin when found in the best interest.  Liaisons may also be helpful with developing transportation plans and making sure students are immediately enrolled in school.


May Bamrick

Administrative Assistant

Carol Ann Paul

Manager of State & Federal Programs, and Special Populations

Sabrina Rudy

Special Populations Consultant