DFPS is committed to meeting the educational needs and goals for children in substitute care. Education contributes to the overall well-being of a child academically, emotionally, and socially. Positive school experiences can help a child overcome some effects of abuse and neglect and in successfully transitioning to adulthood. 

DFPS ensures each child’s educational needs and goals are met by:

  • Maintaining educational stability for children by placing them in the neighborhood area where the child was enrolled at the time of placement, if it is in the child’s best interest.
  • Identifying developmental delays in children ages 0-3 and referring them and their families to Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services.
  • Working with local school district staff, school district foster care liaisons, and community resources to immediately enroll students in foster care to avoid education disruption.
  • Providing CPS regional education specialists to assist students in substitute care, and serve as an education resource to CPS staff, caregivers, and community stakeholders.
  • Securing special education and other services for children so they can reach their learning potential.
  • Directing students to programs that help them graduate from high school and plan for post-secondary education and career opportunities.

DFPS/CPS Regional Consortiums

A consortium is a group of individuals from a cross section of community stakeholders who have identified a specific issue to address and to resolve this issue through meaningful collaboration. Regional CPS education consortiums focus on improving education outcomes for students in foster care.

You are welcome to attend any consortium. If you require accommodations or need additional information, please call the designated contact person.

DFPS Region Date Meeting Information Contact Person
1 September 19, 2019 Panhandle Education Consortium- ESC 16
5800 Bell Street
Amarillo 79109
Pauline Taylor
(806) 472-5095
1 October 17, 2019 Education Consortium - ESC 17
111 West Loop 289
Lubbock 79416
Pauline Taylor
(806) 472-5095
2 September 18, 2019 Brown County Education Consortium
Brownwood ISD
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Debbie Welborn
(940) 864-1123
2 October 3, 2019 Red River Foster Care Consortium
ESC 9 - Wichita Falls
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Debbie Welborn
(940) 864-1123
2 October 22, 2019 Big Country Education  Consortium
ESC 14 - Abilene
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Debbie Welborn
(940) 864-1123
3E September 27, 2019 Ellis County Consortium
10:00 a.m.
Beverly Rowden
(817) 792-5273
3E November 8, 2019 Dallas County Consortium
1:00 p.m.
Beverly Rowden
(817) 792-5273
3E November 15, 2019 Collin County Consortium
1:00 p.m.
Beverly Rowden
(817) 792-5273
3W Date pending North Denton County Schools @ Sanger ISD Norma Eaves
(817) 605-4666
3W Date pending Arlington ISD Norma Eaves
(817) 605-4666
3W Date pending Johnson County Schools @ Cleburne ISD Norma Eaves
(817) 605-4666
4 September 17, 2019 CPS Panel-Special Programs
Education Consortium
Education Service Center 8
4845 US Hwy. 271 N.
Pittsburg, Texas
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Tracy Redeaux
(409) 730-4126
4 November 5, 2019 Resiliency in Foster Children
Education Consortium
Education Service Center 8
4845 US Hwy. 271 N.
Pittsburg, Texas
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Tracy Redeaux
(409) 730-4126
4 February 11, 2020 CPS Panel - Special Programs
Education Consortium
Education Service Center 8
4845 US Hwy. 271 N.
Pittsburg, Texas
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Tracy Redeaux
(409) 730-4126
4 April 7, 2020
TBD
Education Consortium
Education Service Center 8
4845 US Hwy. 271 N.
Pittsburg, Texas
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Tracy Redeaux
(409) 730-4126
4 September 19, 2019 CPS Panel-Special Programs
AM- Symposium/CPS Roundtable
PM - Consortium
Tracy Redeaux
(409) 730-4126
4 November 7, 2019 Resiliency in Foster Children
Education Consortium
Education Service Center 7
1901 N Longview Street
Kilgore, Texas
1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Tracy Redeaux
(409) 730-4126
4 February 6, 2020 CPS Panel-Special Programs
Education Consortium
Education Service Center 7
1901 N Longview Street
Kilgore, Texas
1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Tracy Redeaux
(409) 730-4126

5
Date pending Tri County Education Consortium
Education Service Center
350 Pine Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Tracy Redeaux
(409) 730-4126
6A October 30, 2018 ESC 4 Foster Care Consortium
7145 W. Tidwell
Houston, Texas
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Felicia Bennett Chambers
(713) 767-2444
6A November, 2019
Date pending
HISD Foster Care Consortium
Location pending
Felicia Bennett Chambers
(713) 767-2444
6A February 12, 2020 Galena Park ISD and East Harris County Consortium
Galena Park ISD Administration Bldg
14705 Woodforest Blvd
Houston, Texas 77015
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Felicia Bennett Chambers
(713) 767-2444

6A and 6B
October 20, 2019 Education Service Center 4
7145 West Tidwell
Houston, Texas
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cari Schroeder
(936) 525-2110
6B Date pending Foster Care & Student Success
HISD Administration Bldg
4400 W 18th Street
Houston, Texas
11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Cari Schroeder
(936) 525-2110
6B October 4, 2019 6B Southwest Consortium
Fort Bend County Justice Center
1422 Eugene Heimann Circle
2nd Floor Richmond, Texas 77469                                              
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cari Schroeder
(936) 525-2110
6B November 8, 2019 Region 6B South Consortium
Galveston ISD Support Center Board Room
3904 Avenue T
Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 766-5177
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Cari Schroeder
(936) 525-2110
6B March 5, 2020 Region 6B North Consortium
Location pending
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cari Schroeder
(936) 525-2110
7 September 18, 2019 Education Service Center 13
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, Texas 78723
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Teresa Lockett
(254) 931-6497
7 November 14, 2019 Education Service Center 13
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, Texas 78723
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Teresa Lockett
(254) 931-6497
7 February 13, 2020 Education Service Center 13
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, Texas 78723
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Teresa Lockett
(254) 931-6497
7 Date pending Bastrop Consortium
Location pending
Teresa Lockett
(254) 931-6497
7 Date pending Manor ISD Consortium
Location pending
Teresa Lockett
(254) 931-6497
8 October 23, 2019 Foster Care Symposium
Education Service Center 20
1314 Harry Hines Ave
San Antonio 78208
9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Felicia Penn
(210) 337-3262
8 January 28, 2020 Foster Care Symposium
Education Service Center 20
1314 Harry Hines Ave
San Antonio 78208
9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Felicia Penn
(210) 337-3262
8 May 7, 2020 Foster Care Symposium
Education Service Center 20
1314 Harry Hines Ave
San Antonio 78208
9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Felicia Penn
(210) 337-3262
9 September 23, 2019 Concho Valley Foster Care Coalition
San Angelo University
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Rosa Masilang
(915) 521-3862
9 September 25, 2019 Permian Basin Foster Care Coalition
ESC 18 Midland
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Rosa Masilang
(915) 521-3862
10 September 27, 2019 El Paso Foster Care Consortium
Education Service Center 19                
6611 Boeing Drive
El Paso, Texas 79925
Rosa Masilang
(915) 521-3862
11 Date pending Foster Care Consortium
801 North 13th Street
Harlingen
Noon - 4:00 p.m
David Johnson
(361) 816-4143
11 Date pending Foster Care Consortium
CPS- 4201 Greenwood
Corpus Christi
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
David Johnson
(361) 816-4143
11 Date pending Foster Care Consortium
1500 N Arkansas Avenue
Corpus Christi, Texas
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
David Johnson
(361) 816-4143