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7270 RIGHTS OF NONCUSTODIAL PARENTS/GUARDIANS
The Board is mindful that various arrangements exist for the care and custody of children residing in the District. The District attempts to maintain current family information to help ensure student safety, proper communication with parents, and appropriate educational programming. Parents who are divorced, legally separated, or otherwise live apart should supply the District with relevant information and documentation, including custody orders, regarding who is responsible for the custody and care of their child, who has physical placement and who is permitted to make educational decisions for that child.
A non-custodial parent or a custodial parent without physical placement can participate in his or her child's education as governed by the terms of any custody order. As a general matter, however, the District encourages non-custodial parents or a custodial parent without physical placement to participate in their child's education. Unless prohibited from doing so by a court order, non-custodial parents or a custodial parent without physical placement may request information about their child, inspect and review their child's records in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and District policy, and otherwise remain interested in their child's education.
The District will not release students to a non-custodial parent without the custodial parent's consent. It is the parent's responsibility to inform the District if and when the child may be released to individuals other than the custodial parent in a form acceptable to the District.
Policy Cross References:
» 7130 - ENTITLEMENT TO ATTEND -- AGE AND RESIDENCY
» 7240 - STUDENT RECORDS: ACCESS AND CHALLENGE