Surrogate Parent Training
The Ohio Department of Education has released their NEWLY updated Surrogate Parent Training Modules. ALL current Surrogate Parents are required to complete the modules by August 2, 2022 in order to continue to serve as a Surrogate Parent.
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When a student does not have their own parent or legal guardian to represent them in the special education process, the home school district’s superintendent must appoint a surrogate parent to represent the child. He or she represents the child’s special educational interests in the same manner as a natural parent. The surrogate parent needs to understand the child’s disability and unique educational needs. The surrogate parent provides permission for certain special education procedures. He or she reviews the child’s assessment/evaluation data and educational placement. A surrogate parent takes part in school meetings in which the student’s Individualized Educational Program is developed, reviewed and modified.