Surrogate and Foster Parent Interactive Decision Making Flowchart
Surrogate/Foster Parent Training Modules are now online and FREE! Available in English and in Spanish from the Parent Coordination Network, a collaborative project of TEA and the 20 Education Service Centers (ESCs) led by ESC-9.
All other Texas Parent Coordination Network Surrogate/Foster Parent Materials can also be found on the ESC-9 Surrogate Parent Webpage, in both English and Spanish. We have also downloaded them here for your convenience:
A school district appointed surrogate parent must undergo training no later than 90 days after date of assignment as surrogate parent.
If a court-appointed surrogate parent does not perform his/her surrogate parent responsibilities:
The district must:
TDFPS must :
For a quick view of laws and regulations regarding surrogate and foster parents, please see The Legal Framework for the Child Centered Special Education Process
For a student who is in foster care, the LEA must provide notice to the student’s educational decision-maker (this may be different than his/her foster parent/parent or surrogate parent) and his/her caseworker regarding events that may significantly impact the student’s education.
This includes (but is not necessarily exclusive to):
Note: This is separate from all foster/surrogate parent requirements above and is not a special education exclusive requirement; it applies to ALL students in foster care.
For additional information on students in foster care, visit our ESC-20 Foster Care page.
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