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2016 Florida Statutes

SECTION 1452
Collaboration with Board of Governors, Florida College System, and Department of Education to assist children and young adults who have been or are in foster care.
F.S. 409.1452
409.1452 Collaboration with Board of Governors, Florida College System, and Department of Education to assist children and young adults who have been or are in foster care.Effective July 1, 2013, the Department of Children and Families shall work in collaboration with the Board of Governors, the Florida College System, and the Department of Education to help address the need for a comprehensive support structure in the academic arena to assist children and young adults who have been or continue to remain in the foster care system in making the transition from a structured care system into an independent living setting. The State University System of Florida and the Florida College System shall provide postsecondary educational campus coaching positions that will be integrated into Florida College System institutions’ and university institutions’ general support services structure to provide current and former foster care children and young adults with dedicated, on-campus support. The Department of Children and Families has the sole discretion to determine which state college or university will offer a campus coaching position, based on departmental demographic data indicating greatest need. These campus coaching positions shall be employees of the selected educational institutions, focused on supporting children and young adults who have been or continue to remain in the foster care system. The Chancellors of the Florida College System and the Board of Governors shall report annually to the Department of Children and Families specific data, subject to privacy laws, about the children and young adults served by the campus coaches, including academic progress, retention rates for students enrolled in the program, financial aid requested and received, and information required by the National Youth in Transition Database.
History.s. 11, ch. 2013-178.