Educational/Parent Surrogate Training 2020–2021

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Thursdays at Noon

Leon County Schools and the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program are hosting a monthly continuing education event of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem who are not yet educational surrogates.

Join us on one of the following Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Educational/Parent Surrogate Training 2020–2021.

  • August 27, 2020
  • September 24, 2020
  • October 22, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • December 17, 2020
  • January 28, 2021
  • February 25, 2021
  • March 25, 2021
  • April 22, 2021
  • May 20, 2021

Educational surrogates act as advocates for a child who requires exceptional student education (ESE) services. Responsibilities include making informed decisions about the child's educational needs, attending meetings and monitoring the child's progress.

Successful completion of the training and certification as an educational surrogate will qualify guardians ad litem to provide additional advocacy to children receiving ESE services and who have an individualized education program (IEP) at school.

The session will be conducted by Child Find and Parent Services Specialist Mary Petrandis with Leon County Schools. Participants may receive one (1) hour of continuing education credit. Afterward, report your hours using Optima.

The training is free and conducted online via Zoom. You can download the print flyer and register online or with the event contact below.

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  • Who
    Leon County Schools and the
    Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program
  • What
    Educational/Parent Surrogate Training 2020–2021 PDF
  • Where
    Zoom Videoconference
    Telephone: 312-626-6799
    Meeting ID: 984-9508-9805
    Passcode: 435-417
  • When
    Thursday, August 27, 2020, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
    Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
    Thursday, October 22, 2020, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
    Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
    Thursday, December 17, 2020, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
    Thursday, January 28, 2021, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
    Thursday, February 25, 2021, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
    Thursday, March 25, 2021, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
    Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
    Thursday, May 20, 2021, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
  • Event Contact
    Register Online
    Mary Petrandis
    petrandism@leonschools.net
    850-561-6548
First Published August 21, 2020