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School Success

​​The School Success Project is a joint effort of the County of San Diego Child Welfare Services (CWS), San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). 

School Success Project Educational Liaisons are out stationed and co-located with social workers at many regional Child Welfare offices. The Educational Liaisons serve as subject matter experts and receive referrals for education related services. 

The programs purpose is to help identify the educational needs of youth in foster care. This includes stable school placement, assess student’s educational strengths/deficits and provide intervention in and out of the classroom. The Educational Liaisons will provide students in foster care with the following academic support, services and resources:

  • Child and Family Team Meetings (CFT) 
  • Provide support and information regarding Special Education process and 504 plan eligibility
  • Help with the transfer of schools and conduct transcript reviews
  • Ensure compliance with AB 490 mandates
  • Assess academic processes and make referrals to remediation
  • Assist with enrollment, discipline and placement issues
  • Provide guidance to CWS staff, school district and school site personnel

For more information:
Mindy Kukich, MSW
Project Specialist
619-683-9340 Ext. 33033

School Success Ed Liaison Contact Info (PDF)


TARGET POPULATION: Educational Liaisons provide services to school aged foster youth (5-19 years old) referred and identified by CWS staff.

GEOGRAPHIC AREAS: Educational Liaisons are stationed at the following CWS regions: 

Adoptions/Polisky Children's Center
9400 Ruffin Court 

San Diego CA 92123

Central Region 

4305 University Ave

San Diego, CA  92105

East Region 
389 N. Magnolia, Suite 101

El Cajon, CA 92020


North Central Region

7947 Mission Center Court 

San Diego, CA 92018 

North Coastal Region 
1320 Union Plaza Court
Oceanside, CA 92054


North Inland Region 
649 W. Mission Ave. #4,

Escondido, CA 92025

7947 Mission Center Court
San Diego, CA 92108 

South Region 

303 H Street, Suite 20
Chula Vista, CA 91910