House Bill 1999 was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee  at the Treehouse Champions for Kids Luncheon on March 30, 2016 at the Seattle Sheraton. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle will help coordinate services and programs for foster youth in order to improve educational outcomes.

“We are working to ensure that Washington state’s foster students have the best opportunity in the nation for successfully completing high school and graduating from college,” Carlyle said. “This bill is one more step in that journey and we are not going to stop until we get there together.”

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