STUDENT RECORD ACCESS AND CUSTODY BY NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS
Purpose: To provide guidelines for requests of parents who are non-custodial parents.
Policy: This policy concerns issues that relate to parents who are not the primary care giver of a child. Unless the school Principal is presented with a court order or other written documentation from a court of law that prohibits a parent’s physical custody of a child or prohibits the access of the child’s school record or other school documents, the following rights will be honored for all parents of students, regardless of the parents’ marital status: The parent or step-parent of a child may have physical custody of the child upon request; the parent or step-parent may have notification of parent-teacher conferences and other relevant conferences upon request; the parent or step-parent may have access to the child’s school record upon request; the parent or step-parent may have access to other written notices from the school upon request.
Legal Reference: Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Iowa Code