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Atascadero USD |  BP  6159.3  Instruction

Appointment Of Surrogate Parent For Special Education Students   

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The Superintendent or designee shall appoint a surrogate parent to represent a child with exceptional needs in accordance with law and shall develop procedures for recruiting, training and assigning adults to serve as surrogate parents. Before individuals are appointed as surrogate parents, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that they have had a criminal background screening and have demonstrated interest in working with children with disabilities, sensitivity to ethnic and cultural factors, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

(cf. 0430 - Comprehensive Local Plan for Special Education)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

(cf. 3541.2 - Transportation for Students with Disabilities)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities)

(cf. 6146.4 - Differential Graduation and Competency Standards for Individuals with Exceptional Needs)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program (IEP))

(cf. 6159.1 - Procedural Safeguards and Complaints for Special Education)

(cf. 6159.2 - Nonpublic Nonsectarian School and Agency Services for Special Education)

(cf. 6164.4 - Identification of Individuals for Special Education)

Legal Reference:


56028 Parent (definition includes surrogate)

56050 Surrogate Parents


7579.5 Surrogate Parent; appointment; qualifications; liability


adopted: March 7, 2000 Atascadero, California