University of Vermont

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

Vermont Educational Surrogate Parent Program

VESPP is funded by a grant from the Vermont Department of Education to the University of Vermont Center on Disability and Community Inclusion.

The VESPP staff provide statewide information...in six regions of the state. Staff members are available to answer questions, provide additional training and information, talk to school staff and other team members and attend school meetings when requested by the school or surrogate parent. Volunteers who fill the educational surrogate parent role may be foster parents, a guardian ad litem, a student's family member, or an individual from the community who is interested in assisting a student in need of representation. Federal law does not allow an employee of a public agency involved in the education or care of the child to fill the surrogate parent role.

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