Foster Care (under ESSA)

For every child, a consistent, appropriate education plays a significant role to adult independence and opportunity. Children in foster care are entitled under federal and state laws to receive the same educational services to meet their needs as those in permanent, stable housing.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education released joint guidance on ensuring educational stability for students in foster care. In addition to this joint guidance, both the NH Departments of Education and Health and Human Services developed this state guidance document to clarify the major points of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).


Kristine Braman, Program Specialist
Foster Care Point of Contact
Bureau of Instructional Support
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street, Concord NH
(603) 271-6055