RTSC // Eligibility

Special Education Surrogate Parents represent a wide range of caring and committed individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in a child’s life. Our volunteers include parents and relatives of children with special needs; school professionals; educational administrators; retirees; and members of community service agencies, civic organizations, professional associations and advocacy groups.


  • Be least 18 years old.
  • Not be employed by an agency involved in the care or education of the student you will be serving. For example, you will not be appointed to a particular student if you or your spouse is employed by the school district that is responsible for the education of that student.
  • Have no interest that might conflict with the interests of the student.
  • Have knowledge and skills that ensure adequate representation of the student
  • Complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request form, providing a copy of a valid government issued photo identification (e.g., driver’s license, passport, or state issued identification). It is required that your CORI be updated every three years.