Surrogate Parent Information
A surrogate or foster parent may be needed to represent a student with a disability during the special education process as outlined by IDEA.
To serve as a surrogate or foster parent of a student receiving special education services, an individual must meet several criteria, one of which is to complete a training that has been identified to meet the minimal standards established by the Texas Education Agency.
Online Surrogate and Foster Parent Training Module (English)
Online Surrogate and Foster Parent Training Module (Spanish)
Surrogate and Foster Parent Training Slide Deck
Surrogate Parent Decision-Making Flowchart
Additional Information Links
- Texas Legal Framework- Special Education Laws, KISD District policies and procedures.
- Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training
- Tools for educators and families (Autism Circuit)
- Texas Center for Learning Disabilities
- STAAR Test
- STAAR Alternate 2 Test
- Multiple Exceptionalities and Needs Network - This website supports the unique set of needs of students who are being served by Special Education as well as identified in one or more of the following areas: English learners, Gifted and Talented, and Highly Mobile students.