BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM
Special Education & Child Find
Child find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA ’04) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth through 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. This includes children who are highly mobile, such as migrant or homeless children, children suspected of having a disability even though they are advancing from grade to grade, private school students, and homeschool students. The Arizona initiative for child find is referred to as AZ FIND.
Mckinney Vento and Foster Care
Local Educational Agency (LEA): Empower College Prep
- LEA Foster Care Point of Contact (Name and Contact Info):
- Kristina Peltin Fuentes
- 602-283-5720, ext 1011
- Transportation Office contact:
- Elton Beldock
- 602-283-5720, ext 1020
Duration of Transportation
If transportation to school of origin is required in order to maintain school stability for students in foster care, Empower College Prep, in collaboration with the local child welfare agency (CWA), will ensure that said transportation will be provided for the duration of the child(ren)’s time in foster care.
Transportation Plan to Ensure School Stability for Students in Foster Care
At Empower we offer students Free transportation, if you are 7-8 Grade we offer schools bus transportation. If you are a High School student we provide Free Bus Passes to ride Valley Metro buses to and from school. If you are interested in this program and have questions please call the High School front office at 602-283-5720 option 2 to ask for more information.
To plan your route to school visit the Valley Metro Trip Planner site. Here you can find what lines, and what time you need to board the bus to arrive at school in time for class.