VOLUNTEER AS AN EDUCATIONAL SURROGATE PARENT FOR STUDENT WITH DISABILITIES
- Are you looking for a way to get involved and make a real difference? Here is one very important way: Rhea County Schools is in need of volunteers who can represent the educational interests of students with disabilities.
- What is a Surrogate Parent?
- A surrogate parent is a volunteer who is appointed by a local education agency/school to assist children who do not have parents or family members who can be their advocate.
- The surrogate parent has all the rights and can make all the special education or early intervention decisions, that usually are made by the child's parents.
- Surrogate parents can review education records; request and consent to evaluations and reevaluations; and challenge the recommendations of the education or early intervention agency by requesting informal and formal dispute resolutions procedures.
- A surrogate parent does not have any rights and responsibilities for the child outside the special education process.
Please contact Mr. Dwayne Price if you would like to be a surrogate parent or just want more information. He can be reached at 423-365-5476 or 423-365-9105.