Parent Requests for Support in Child Custody Issues

Policy 5250
Adopted: August 22, 2017

 


 

The school district desires that its employees do not get involved in student custody issues.  It is important to maintain the relationship between employee, student and parent/guardian. “Choosing sides” may negatively impact those relationships. If an employee receives a request for a letter or statement from a parent in these situations, the employee is encouraged to respectfully decline due to these concerns.  If the parent is adamant, the employee should direct that parent to the principal.  

If an employee receives a letter, email, or request for involvement from a parent, those documents should be immediately directed to the Personnel Manager for direction.

Should an employee receive a request for involvement or opinion, a summons, or subpoena from an attorney or their representative to testify or appear in a custody hearing; those documents should be immediately directed to the Personnel Manager for district legal intervention and/or response. 

The employee should refer to this policy and not make any commitments or promises in these situations.