6159.3 BP - Appointment of Surrogate Parent for Special Education Students

Instruction
Board Policy No. 6159.3
Policy Approved:  October 18, 2007

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.

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

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

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

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

(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 and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education)

(cf. 6173 - Education for Homeless Children)

Legal Reference:
EDUCATION CODE

56028 Parent

56050 Surrogate parents

56055 Rights of foster parents

GOVERNMENT CODE

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

361 Limitations on parental control

601 Minors habitually disobedient or truant

602 Minors violating laws

726 Limitations on parental control

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, especially:

1415 Procedural safeguards

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

11434a Definitions

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

300.30 Definition parent

300.519 Surrogate parents

 

 

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