AB 167/216 Graduation for Foster Youth

Foster Youth Law AB 167/216-Helping Foster Youth Graduate

Assembly Bill 167/216 allows a student in foster care to be exempt from district graduation requirements that exceed state requirements if the pupil transfers to the district, or transfers from one high school to another after completing 2 years of high school or during their 11th or 12th grade year.

Foster Youth who have had multiple school placements, after completing 2 years of high school, will be able to use the state minimum requirements of 130 credits to graduate. This significantly reduces the number of classes/credits required for graduation. The bill also states that if the student is capable of completing the classes/credits they should be required to do so.