What are a non-custodial parent’s rights to a child’s school records?

A common question is “what are a non-custodial parent’s rights to a child’s school records?” Pursuant to RSMo. 452.376, a non-custodial parent is normally entitled to a child’s school records. Missouri law states that “[u]nless a noncustodial parent has been denied visitation rights under section 452.400, such noncustodial parent or any parent who has joint custody of a child shall, upon request and payment of an administrative fee sufficient to cover the cost, receive any deficiency slips, report cards or pertinent progress reports regarding that child’s progress in school. If a noncustodial parent has been granted restricted or supervised visitation because the court has found that the custodial parent or the child has been the victim of domestic violence or abuse, as defined in sections 455.010 and 455.501, by the noncustodial parent, the court may order that the reports and records made available pursuant to this subsection not include the address of the custodial parent or the child.” If you have additional questions about divorce, child custody, or child support, call or come visit the family law attorneys at the Paul Law Firm. Consultations are always free!