In cases where parent(s) are separated or divorced, and one parent has legal custody, the school must have proof in the form of a copy of the court order that spells out both custody and visitation rights. The school must have on file appropriate legal documentation in order to assure compliance with any limiting court order. In accordance with federal data privacy laws, MPA recognizes the rights of parents and guardians, including non-custodial parents, to review educational records related to their children. The laws also prohibit disclosure of educational records except for school educational officials as defined by the law.

Last Updated: August 26, 2019