Foster Care Students

Students in Foster Care

Currently, there are 16,000 school-aged children and youth in Texas schools who are in the foster care system.  Most children and youth in foster care experienced chaotic home lives with parents/caregivers who were unable to meet their physical and emotional needs.  The students face many challenges that greatly impact their educational success in the school environment. GPISD want to provide supports for students in foster care to have a great success and fulfillment on their educational journey.

Rights for Students

  • Free Pre K eligibility 
  • Ability to remain in their school
  • Immediate School enrollment
  • Transition assistance
  • Nutrition Services
  • Student Case Management 

Foster Care Resources

For assistance or questions, please contact GPISD District Foster Care Liaison, Vivian Phan 972-522-7070. or email