(a) In accordance with Section 1415(b)(2)(A) of Title 20 of the United States Code, in the case of a child who is a ward of the state, the surrogate parent described in Section 7579.5 may alternatively be appointed by the judge overseeing the child's care provided that the surrogate meets the requirements of Section 7579.5.
(b) In the case of an unaccompanied homeless youth as defined in Section 725(6) of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11434a(6)), the local educational agency shall appoint a surrogate parent in accordance with Section 7579.5 and Section 300.519(f) of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 56, Sec. 100.)