Definitions for "Surrogate parent"
An individual who acts in place of a parent to protect the educational rights of a student with a disability and meets the qualifications for surrogate parents.
A person other than the child's natural parent who has legal responsibility for the child's care and welfare.
a person appointed by the court to function in the role of parent for a child only on special education matters when the natural parent can not be identified or located. The person has all the same rights as a natural parent for special education procedures.