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(i) Written in language understandable to the general public; and

(ii) Provided in the native language, as defined in

§303.25, of the parent or other mode of communication used

by the parent, unless it is clearly not feasible to do so.

(2) If the native language or other mode of communication of the parent is not a written language, the public agency or designated EIS provider must take steps to ensure that--

(i) The notice is translated orally or by other means

to the parent in the parent’s native language or other mode

of communication;

(ii) The parent understands the notice; and

(iii) There is written evidence that the requirements of this paragraph have been met.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1439(a)(6)-(7))

Surrogate Parents

§303.422 Surrogate parents.

(a) General. Each lead agency or other public agency must ensure that the rights of a child are protected when--

(1) No parent (as defined in §303.27) can be


(2) The lead agency or other public agency, after reasonable efforts, cannot locate a parent; or