Children in Foster Care Must Go to School in Person, Department of Child Safety Says

July 29, 2020 | by Mary Jo Pitzl | Arizona Republic

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A request from the director of the Arizona Department of Child Safety to send foster children back to school when they reopen in person is drawing mixed reactions. In a letter to caregivers, Mike Faust wrote that “children and youth are seeking normalcy.” However, several foster parents interviewed by the Arizona Republic said that they should decide what’s best for the children in their care, one saying that she would consider it if the virus was under control. Others say the sense of community and safety provided in the classroom is especially important for children who have endured trauma. Read the full article here