The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is seeking volunteers to serve as educational decision-makers for children who have or who are suspected of having disabilities that require special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This type of decision-maker, called a surrogate parent, is appointed for certain children who do not have an adult in their lives who is able to make decisions regarding their special education needs. Educational surrogate parents are most often appointed for children who are in foster care, are homeless without a parent or for whom a parent is otherwise unable to be identified or located. Please click here* for more detailed information about volunteering.
The next scheduled training is on Tuesday, October 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 810 1st Street, NE (near Union Station).
Please click here to express interest in the October 12th training or the program in general!