Parents are asked to inform school personnel when legal custody of the child/children resides with one parent. It is important for the school to have a copy of the custody decree. This will help school personnel to make effective decisions when the need arises. Custodial parents are likewise asked to supply the school with copies of restraining orders, if the need arises.
Those individuals who have legal custody of the student may attend school meetings, participate in educational decisions and review educational records regarding that student. Persons who do not have legal custody (including those with visitation rights but not legal custody) have no such educational rights and may not participate in these matters.
The school requires parents/guardians to sign an agreement regarding the administration of parental participation issues and payment of tuition.
This school abides by the provisions of the Buckley Amendment in respect to the rights of the non-custodial parent. In the absence of a court order to the contrary, a school will provide the non-custodial parent with access to the academic records and to other school-related information regarding the child/children. If there is a court order specifying that there is to be no information given, it is the responsibility of the custodial parent to provide the school with an official copy of the court order.
If there is a divorce or child custody litigation, the custodial parent is required to file a court- certified copy of the child custody information with the school.