Access transportation to increase educational stability.

Learn more about Accessing Transportation

If a youth has been placed in a resource home outside of their home school district, and it has been determined in their best interest to remain in their home school, it is necessary to develop a workable transportation plan. While coordinating transportation is a DCF responsibility, the process works best when there is collaboration between DCF, the education districts involved, families, and other partners. Creative problem solving and a realistic look at logistics also have a role to play in the process.
Toolkits:

 

The Role of Transportation in Educational Stability

How to include and implement transportation considerations into educational best interest for Vermont students in foster care.
A 1 Transportation to Maintain Educational Stability: Points to Consider and Developing a Transportation Plan
Discussion of key factors to keep in mind when developing a transportation plan that respects the best interests of the child.

A 2 When School Stability Requires Transportation: State Considerations Issue Brief A Foster Care and Education issue brief on Educational Stability and Transportation developed by the American Bar Association.
A 3 Process for Transportation Reimbursement
Directions for getting new transporters approved, as well as, the process for getting individuals reimbursed for transporting students to maintain educational stability.

Forms

A 4 Foster-Kin Parent Expense Reimbursement Form
State of Vermont form used to reimburse individuals for transporting children to maintain educational stability.