Shannon: I am a Program Specialist. I have several students that live with family members. Family members have been given guardianship by the courts but ed rights have not been removed from parents. Our district legal counsel states that we need JV-535 in order for guardians to sign off for assessments and make educational decisions. However, the more I research it appears the the legal guardians ( both relatives) should meet the definition of “parent” and the district should be able to proceed without providing an outside surrogate. My SELPA agrees that we should be able to proceed with the current guardians…however, district personnel is in disagreement. They are stating that JV-535 should be provided or an outside surrogate is necessary. Do you have any clear, concise information that you can provide.