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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  6159.3  Instruction

Appointment of Surrogate Parent   

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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 Special Education Students)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Individuals with Exceptional Needs))

(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)

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

(cf. 6164.4 - Identification of Individuals with Exceptional Needs)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

56028 Parent (definition includes surrogate)

56050 Surrogate Parents

GOVERNMENT CODE

7579.5 Surrogate Parent; appointment; qualifications; liability

Policy ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 15, 1994 Escondido, California