- School-Community Relations
File: KBBA (pdf)
Adopted: November 12, 2013
COURT-ORDERED PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
School officials shall presume that the parent who enrolls a student in school has the parental right to do so. Unless a currently effective Colorado court order specifies otherwise, this parent shall be the one whom the school district holds responsible for the education and welfare of the student. Where the court order specifies that the parents shall share parenting time and jointly make decisions relative to the care and education of their child, school officials shall consult with both parents regarding significant educational matters affecting the child. Where the parents disagree in such matters or have not availed themselves of any court-ordered mechanism for resolving their differences, school officials shall follow the instructions of the parent with whom the child primarily resides during a normal school week and/or consider the best educational interests of the child.
If the rights of a parent are restricted by a Colorado court order, the school shall be provided with a certified copy of the currently effective court order curtailing these rights. Unless informed through the submission of such a court order, the school district assumes there are no restrictions regarding a parent’s rights, including the right to access the student’s educational records.
20 U.S.C. §1232g (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) (FERPA)
20 U.S.C. §1401 et seq. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004) (IDEIA)
34 C.F.R. §99.1 et seq. (FERPA regulations)
34 C.F.R §300.30 (b)(2) (IDEIA regulation)
C.R.S. §14-10-123.8 (access to school records)
JO, Student Records
End of File: KBBA