An educational surrogate parent (ESP) is eligible to receive a flat fee ($50) stipend for expenses incurred while providing services. To be eligible for the stipend, the ESP must have provided at least one of the following services:
- Observed the student at school
- Met with personnel involved in the student's education
- Met with personnel involved in the student's care
- Attended meetings in person to develop or review the student's Individualized Educational Program (IEP)
ESPs submit a form twice a year to request the stipend for each service provided to each student the ESP serves. An ESP can also choose to forego the stipend and volunteer their time.