507.7 Custody and Parental Rights

Disagreements between family members are not the responsibility of the school district.  The school district will not take the “side” of one family member over another in a disagreement about custody or parental rights.  Court orders that have been issued are followed by the school district.  It is the responsibility of the person requesting an action by the school district to inform and provide the school district the court order allowing such action.

This policy does not prohibit an employee from listening to a student’s problems and concerns.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure employees remain neutral in a disagreement about custody and parental rights.

Legal Reference:      Iowa Code §§ 232.67, .70, .73, .75; 235A; 279.8; 710.6.

                                    441 I.A.C. 9.2; 155; 175.

Cross Reference:     506      Student Records

                                    507      Student Health and Well-Being

Approved 10/20/2021             Reviewed                    Revised