Students being released before the end of the school day will only be released to immediate family members or individuals authorized by parents or legal guardians, and identification is required when an adult  picking up the student is unfamiliar to staff or volunteers.


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 or 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 employees remain neutral in a disagreement about custody and parental rights.


Legal Reference:                       34 C.F.R. §99.4 (1995)

                                                Neb. Statute 42-364




Cross Reference:                      507      Student Records

508      Student Health and Well‑Being













Policy                                                                           COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Adopted:   9/11/06                                                       Columbus, Nebraska