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Noncustodial parents generally retain the same rights as custodial parents unless a court order restricts the rights of the noncustodial parent. These rights include but are not limited to accessing his/her child's student records, participating in school activities and visiting the child at school. If a completed or pending legal action curtails the noncustodial parent's rights, the parent/guardian with custody shall provide evidence of this action to the Superintendent or designee.

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

While both parents can visit the child at school, only the custodial parent has the right to remove the child from school property. Only a verified note or an emergency card from the custodial parent will be cause for exception to this provision.

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

In the event of an attempted violation of a court order that restricts access to a student, staff shall contact the custodial parent and local law enforcement officials and shall make the student available only after one or both of these parties consent.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

48204 Residency requirements

49061 Definitions

49069 Absolute right to access

49091.10-49091.19 Parental review of curriculum and instruction

49408 Emergency information

56028 Definition, parent for special education

51100-51102 Parent/guardian rights

FAMILY CODE

3002 Joint legal custody, definition

3006 Sole legal custody, definition

3025 Parental access to records

6550-6552 Caregivers

GOVERNMENT CODE

810-996.6 Government Claims Act

6205-6210 Confidentiality of addresses for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance: http://www.cascwa.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Policy LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 13, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California