The role of the surrogate parent in education is to assure that a student in special education receives a free appropriate public education.
The surrogate parent has the same rights and interests of the parent as defined through both state and federal regulations. There are regulations governing the identification, qualifications, and appointment of surrogate parents. The information in this packet outlines those regulations and how they are implemented. It is based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Idaho Special Education Manual.