Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

Read Bio  

Foster Care Liaison

NEW – Educational Stability for Students in Foster Care during COVID-19
NEW – Resources for Foster Care Liaisons, Foster Parents, and Caregivers during COVID-19
Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 9-28-113, every school district must identify a foster care liaison and must provide annually to the Arkansas Department of Education the name of each foster care liaison and his or her contact information.

To comply with this requirement, districts submit this information via Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) by entering the name and contact information of the foster care liaison into the Statewide Information System (SIS), Contact Person (CO) Table. Please refer to the SIS Manual for further information on this submission.

The duties of the foster care liaison are specified in the statute and include assisting foster children when transferring schools by ensuring the transfer of credits, records, grades, etc., and expediting the transfer of such records. The statute provides that individuals who are directly involved in the care, custody and education of foster children work together to ensure the continuity of education services so that foster children:

  • remain in their schools of current enrollment whenever possible
  • are moved to new schools in a timely manner when it is determined to be necessary, appropriate, and in their best interests, by the court
  • participate in appropriate educational programs and have access to the academic resources, services and extracurricular activities available to all pupils

For a list of current district foster care liaisons, view 2019-2020 District Foster Care Liaisons (PDF).  Find more information by clicking above on contacts, then districts, then searching by title for Foster Care Liaison Coordinator in the ADE Data Center.

For contact information for the Arkansas Division of Child and Family Services, view the list of Service Areas and each Area Director here: 

For more information, please contact:

Chelsey Moore, Public School Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-371-8051

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

Learn More

Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

Learn More


Learn More


Learn More