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Non-Custodial Parent/Guardian

Non-Custodial Parent/Guardian
LPA abides by the provisions of the Family Education Right to Privacy Act with respect to the rights of non-custodial parents. In the absence of a court order to the contrary, the school will provide the non-custodial parent access to the academic records and to other school-related information regarding the student. 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. 
Likewise, non-custodial parents will have access to students during school hours in the same way that custodial parents do (including picking up the student from school) unless documentation to the contrary is presented to the school. 
Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies
A student may not be interviewed by outside agencies during the school day or periods of extra-curricular activities until the student has been given the option to have the Director or another designated staff member present.
  • If police officers or other officials request an interview for any issue other than child abuse, an attempt will be made to contact the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian and to have one of them present during the interview.
  • If the topic of the interview is child abuse and the investigator determines that the child should be interviewed independently of his or her parent(s) and the school is the most appropriate setting for the interview, school officials will allow the investigation without contacting the parent(s). It will be the responsibility of the investigator in abuse cases to determine who will be present during the interview.
  • No student may be taken from school without the consent of the Director or without the proper warrant. In all cases, the welfare of the child and the protection of his or her constitutional rights will be the Director’s first consideration.