Legal Custody Orders

By law, the school must give both parents the same rights and privileges unless there is a court order to indicate otherwise. Therefore, unless the school has a copy of a court order or restraining order on file, both parents maintain the same rights (e.g. to come to the school, see and speak with the student, meet the teacher, take the student out to lunch, etc.). It is the responsibility of the parent and/or guardian to ensure that the school has a copy of any legal documents on file and that the situation has been discussed with the Principal.