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 and parental rights. Court orders that have been issued shall be followed by the school district. It shall be 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 shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure that school district personnel 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.
Approved 02/26/91 Reviewed 12/19/2016 Revised 12/19/2016