Special Education Services

Ann Denoyer, ISBE Coordinator

What's New?

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:

What are the Responsibilities?

An educational surrogate parent:

How Does One Become an Educational Surrogate Parent?

By volunteering as an educational surrogate parent, he/she becomes an important member of a team in determining and ensuring a child receives a free and appropriate public education. The educational surrogate parent must:

  1. Complete training (An educational surrogate parent application must be completed during the training. There is a flat fee of $60.00 to offset personal expenses incurred by the volunteer)
    1. Training Calendar pdf format (August to December 2014)
    2. Registration Form pdf format
  2. Pass the training exam, and
  3. Complete and pass a background check.

Is an Educational Surrogate Parent Reimbursed for Expenses?

An educational surrogate parent is eligible to receive a flat fee ($50.00) for expenses incurred while providing services. To be able to receive the reimbursement, the educational surrogate parent must have provided at least one of the following services:

  1. Observation of the student at school,
  2. Met with personnel involved in the student’s education,
  3. Met with personnel involved in the student’s care,
  4. Attended meetings to develop or review the students Individualized Educational Program (IEP).