Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Policy 3126 - CHILD CUSTODY

The board of directors presumes that the person who enrolls a student in school is the residential parent of the student.  The residential parent is responsible for decisions regarding the day-to-day care and control of the student. Parents, guardians, or defacto parents have the two-fold right to receive information contained in the school records concerning their child and to forbid or permit the disclosure of such information to others unless authorized by the residential parent.

The board, unless informed otherwise, assumes that there are no restrictions regarding the nonresidential parent's right to be kept informed of the student's school progress and activities. If restrictions are made relative to the above rights, the residential parent will be requested to submit a certified copy of the court order which curtails these right(s). If these rights are questioned by the nonresidential parent, the issue will be referred to law enforcement authorities for resolution.

Unless there are court-imposed restrictions, the nonresidential parent, upon request, will be given grade reports, notices of school activities, reports of disciplinary actions, or notices of teacher or principal conferences or summaries. If there is a court order on file with the district that restricts and/or prohibits any parent or other person from contact with or picking up a student from school, then the student is not permitted to visit with or be released to that parent, or other person.

Cross References:
Grading and Progress Reports - Policy 2420
Removal /Release of Students During School Hours - Policy 3124
Student Records - Policy 3231
Safe and Orderly Learning Environment - Policy 4200
Relations with Law Enforcement, Child Protective Agencies and County Health Department - Policy 4310

Legal References:
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act - CFR 45, Part 99
Permanent parenting plan - RCW 26.09.184  
Order Terminating Parent and Child Relationship - RCW 13.34.200

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: March 23, 1988
Revised by the Board: 01.93, 07.09
Classification: Priority