Proof of Legal Custody

In cases where parents are separated or divorced, and one parent has legal custody, the school must have proof in the form of a copy of the court order that spells out both custody and visitation rights. Schools must have on file appropriate legal documentation in order to assure compliance with any limiting court order. State and federal data privacy laws recognize the right of a natural parent, regardless of child custody determination, to have access to the school records of their child. A noncustodial, natural parent may arrange to review the school record of his or her child in accord with district policy.