Special Education Surrogate Volunteer

  • Responsibilities:
    • Act on behalf of the student you are appointed to with all of the rights and authority of a parent in matters of special education.
    • Meet and observe the student at school.
    • Review student records and receive progress report information about the student.
    • Sign evaluation consent forms.
    • Attend education related meetings for the student and be involved in the planning and discussions regarding the student’s special education needs.
    • Approve an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for the student.
    • Monitor the student’s special education services, progress and educational placement.
    • Respect the confidentiality of all records and student related information.
    Volunteer Eligibility 

    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Submit a completed application.
    • Must not be employed by an agency that is involved in the care and/or education of the student.
    • Successful completion of the Special Education Surrogate Program training.