SJE Board Policy 3126 - Students

Child Custody


The board of directors presumes that the person who enrolls a student in school is the residential parent of the student. The residential parent is responsible for decisions regarding the day-to-day care and control of student. Parents, guardians or defacto parents have the two-fold right to receive information contained in the school records concerning their child and to forbid or permit the disclosure of such information to others subject to the authority granted to the residential parent.

The board, unless informed otherwise, assumes that there are no restrictions regarding the nonresidential parent's right to be kept informed of the student's school progress and activities. If restrictions are made relative to the above rights, the residential parent will be requested to submit a certified copy of the court order which curtails these right(s). If these rights are questioned by the nonresidential parent, the issue will be referred to law enforcement authorities for resolution.

Unless there are court-imposed restrictions, the nonresidential parent, upon request, will be given grade reports, notices of school activities, reports of disciplinary actions, or notices of teacher or principal conferences or summaries.

The student is not permitted to visit with or be released to anyone, including the nonresidential parent, during school hours without the approval of the residential parent, or an appropriate public authority.



Cross References:

(cf. 2420 Grading and progress reports)

(cf. 3124 Removal of students during school hours)

(cf. 3231 Student Records)

(cf. 4200 Safe and Orderly Learning Environment)

(cf. 4310 Relations with Law Enforcement, Child Protective Agencies and County Health Department)


Legal References:

CFR 45, Part 99 Family education rights and privacy act

RCW 26.09.184 Parenting plan;

RCW 26.09.225 Access to child's education and health care needs

RCW 13.34.200 Order terminating parent and child relationship



Adoption Date: 2/27/01

St. John - Endicott Cooperative Schools