What is an Educational Surrogate Parent?
An Educational Surrogate Parent is an individual who has been appointed to represent the educational interests of a child with disabilities when:
- No parent (as defined under 34 CFR 300.30) can be identified;
- The parent cannot be located;
- The child is a youth in care; or
- The child is an unaccompanied homeless youth.
The ISBE Educational Surrogate Parent program is suspending the in-person meeting requirement for reimbursement until December 31, 2020.