06 Aug Tips on “How to get and stay involved at your child’s school.”
The Importance of School Communication for Non-Custodial Parents
Tips on “How to get and stay involved at your child’s school.”
Communicating with the people at your child’s school can be challenging for any parent. But when you are given the title “non-custodial parent”, establishing a means of communication may be even more difficult if school officials don’t know and follow the law.
We know that a child’s education is best supported when both parents are engaged in a child’s education. Engagement can’t happen without communication from the school.
When a child’s parents are no longer or never married and one parent has been granted physical custody of the child, a non-custodial parent can be left out of the loop of education and school-related activities.
Unless a court specifically orders that a parent not have access to their child’s education and school information, school officials must do what is required by law to ensure both custodial and non-custodial parents have access to information about their child’s education.
The Alabama Family Rights Association, created a presentation free for anyone to use to learn more about how to effectively deal with post-custody child rearing issues during the school year to limit the negative impact on the children, parents and school administration.
This is a valuable resource for parents, school counselors and other educational staff members, the administrative office of courts, therapists, mediators, parent-child coordinators, social workers, Alabama DHR representatives, family law attorneys, judges and legislators. Our children deserve to thrive and they will do so best with both of their fit parents in their lives.
Kenneth Paschal, State President Alabama Family Rights Association, and US Army Retired First Sergeant.