Surrogate Parents in Central Dauphin School District
A Surrogate Parent in the Central Dauphin School District is a person designated to assume responsibility in matters relating to the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of students for whom no parent or guardian can be identified, or their whereabouts are unknown, or the child is a ward of the state. Surrogate Parents in the Central Dauphin School District are volunteers who are trained by Capital Area Interrmediate Unit staff to serve in this capacity.
To qualify as a Surrogate Parent in the Central Dauphin School District you must meet the following qualifications:
A. Be a volunteer
B. Be a person of good character
C. Be at least 18 years old
D. Possess reasonable abilities to make decisions concerning a student's educational needs
E. Be committed to becoming acquainted with the student's educational needs and with Pennsylvania's educational system
F. Have no vested interest that would conflict with the primary allegiance to the student you would represent
The duties of Surrogate Parents in the Central Dauphin School District include becoming familiar with special education regulations, being involved in IEP processes, and receiving notifications regarding evaluation and/or educational placement of the student. If you or someone you know have an interest in serving as a Surrogate Parent in the Central Dauphin School District, please contact Jane Buhrman at 732-3400 extension 8536 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.