LA County, Rideshare, and Foster Youth

LA County, Rideshare, and Foster Youth

August 20, 2019

Since ESSA’s passage, “school districts and child welfare agencies around the country have been tasked with developing transportation plans to keep foster youth in their schools of origin if that is what they prefer.” Sara Tiano examines Los Angeles County’s approach to fulfilling this requirement, including “a recent evaluation of a recently concluded pilot program,” which found “that the county relied heavily on rides hailed with a private vendor car service called HopSkipDrive.”