Policy P7-57

Students are not to be dismissed into the custody of a non-custodial parent or guardian. If questions arise, the custodial parent should be contacted by phone if possible. A written note, or parental visit, is also necessary if the parent requests that the student ride a different bus or go to a different location. Parents who need to make periodic leaving adjustments should prearrange such plans through a school visit.

In divorce cases in which joint custody is granted, the school will release students to either of the custodial parents.

Although concerned about the health and safety of all students, the school cannot assume responsibility for students brought to school prior to the announced arrival time for staff or for students who remain after school waiting to be picked up by parents or others.

Adopted by School Board: June 19, 1973
Revised by School Board: August 16, 1977
Revised by School Board: August 9, 1988