Surrogate Parents
  1. The Clairton City School District is responsible for assigning a surrogate parent within 30 days.

  2. The Clairton City School District identifies the legal status of the child in need of a surrogate parent to determine if the student is a court or agency placement in a private home; parents or guardians are unknown (1305); a ward of the Commonwealth or Pennsylvania or ward of the Court; parent of guardian are unknown(1306).  Unaccompanied youth are also considered homeless and include a child who is a runaway or who has been kicked out by their parent.  A surrogate also needs to be assigned to unaccompanied youth.

  3. The Clairton City School District completes the Allegheny Intermediate Unit's application form for Obtaining a Surrogate Parent and submits it to the Surrogate Parent Coordinator of the AIU.

  4. The AIU Surrogate Parent Coordinator will assign a trained, qualified, and available surrogate parent to the child.   If no such qualified surrogate parent is available, the Surrogate Parent Coordinator will work with the district or agency to recruit qualified persons.

The Clairton City School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap, or limited English proficiency in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by the PA Human Relations Act, Title IX, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Debra A. Maurizio, Title IX Coordinator, and Section 504 Coordinator at the Administration Building, 502 Mitchell Avenue, Clairton, PA 15025 or 412-233-7090 Ext. 2300.
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