Santa Maria-Bonita SD | BP 6159.3 Instruction
Appointment Of Surrogate Parent For Special Education Students
In order to protect the rights of students with disabilities, the Superintendent or designee shall appoint a surrogate parent to represent a child with disabilities as necessary in accordance with law. He/she shall develop procedures for recruiting, training and assigning adults to serve as surrogate parents or the district may utilize these services as provided by the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).
Before individuals are appointed as surrogate parents, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that they have passed 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.
56050 Surrogate parents
7570-7588 Interagency responsibilities for providing services to disabled children, especially:
7579.5 Surrogate parent; appointment; qualifications; liability
WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE
300 Children subject to jurisdiction
601 Minors habitually disobedient or truant
602 Minors violating laws
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
300.30 Definition "parent"
300.519 Surrogate parents
Rules and Regulations, August 14, 2006, Vol. 71, Number 156, page 46539-46845
US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS
Policy SANTA MARIA-BONITA SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: February 26, 2003 Santa Maria, California