JEDB STUDENT DISMISSAL PRECAUTIONS LEGAL RIGHTS OF THE NONCUSTODIAN PARENT
J - STUDENTS
After determining the legal residence and the custodial and non-custodial parents of a student, if applicable, administrators in the Uinta County School District Number One have the following obligations in dealing with a parent who does not have legal custody of a student.
Taking Student from School: A non-custodial parent will not be permitted to take a student from school during or at the end of the school day unless the Decree of Divorce states otherwise. However, if the custodial parent can be contacted and specifically approves of the non-custodial parent’s action, this will be documented and at the discretion of the administrator, allowed. In any event, the custodial parent will be notified of the attempt.
Visiting a Child At School: A non-custodial parent will not be permitted to visit the student unless he/she can produce a certified copy of a Decreed of Divorce specifically giving that parent the right to visit the child during school hours on school grounds. Again, if the custodial parent can be contacted and specifically approves of the visit, it would be within the discretion of the administrator to allow the visit depending upon whether or not it could be done without undue hardship or without realistically disruption the educational process. In any event, the custodial parent will be notified of the attempt.
Visitation at School By the Relatives of a Child From a Divorced Family: Unless the consent of the custodial parent can be obtained or the relative produces a Decree allowing visitation at and during school, the request will be denied. Even if such a visit were authorized, it would be within the discretion of the administrator based upon the ease and disruption effect of the request to either approve or deny it. The foregoing also applies to the attempt of a relative to remove or take a child from school.
Visitation of a Child at School By Parent Who is Merely Separated: A separated, but not divorced parent, has the same right as to custody and visitation as a married non-separated parent, unless there is a court order to the contrary.
Review of School Records by Child’s Non-custodial Parent: Any information or any record relating to a minor child, which is available to the custodial parent of the child, upon request, shall also be provided the non-custodial parent of the child. Provided, however, that this right is restricted by the court, upon application, if such action is deemed necessary or in the best interest of the child. When a child has been legally adopted, the natural parent loses these parental rights, which are gained by the adopting parent.
W.S. 14-2-102, W.S. 14-2-319, W.S. 14-2-309, W.S. 14-2-312, W.S. 14-2-315