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Sacramento County Office of Education Sacramento County Office of Education

Foster Youth Services (FYS)

​​​Student and Educational Services


Primary Contacts

Trish Kennedy, Director
(916) 228-2730

Bridget Stumpf, Foster Focus Data System Administrator
(916) 228-2757

The Sacramento Foster Youth Services (FYS) Program is part of a statewide system of programs designed to meet the unique educational needs of foster children and youth. The intent of the Foster Youth Services Program is to provide educational support services for children and youth in the foster care system to promote their academic and personal success. The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) FYS Program services include: liaison services between placement and educational agencies; notification to districts regarding placement of students in foster care; training for schools, partner agencies, foster families, and group home staff; assistance for school districts to design and implement support services for foster children; data collection to monitor and evaluate services; advocacy services to foster youth that promote academic achievement; and maintenance of the Foster Focus database system containing basic education and school placement information for all foster children and youth in the county.


Sacramento County foster children and youth from Sacramento County school districts, SCOE Special Education and Court and Community Schools

Publications and Materials​​

Transition and Education Resource Guide
This guide includes information about high school planning, college and career readiness, extended foster care, foster youth rights and legislation. Information is based on law, local policy, and program information at the time of publication and is subject to change.

This pamphlet provides basic information about the Foster Focus data system and highlights the dashboard, alerts and dynamic reporting functions. A copy of the publication may be requested by phone.


Foster youth organizations, school districts, health and human services agencies, probation and law enforcement agencies, courts, foster care agencies and other interested groups and individuals

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Last Modified: 9/28/2017 1:35 PM