If you’re a parent you are entitled to your child’s school record, grades and information.
This is true regardless of the type of custody or visitation you have. This is true regardless of whether the other parent gives it to you or not. You are entitled to it by law in Mississippi. MCA 93-5-26
So, how do you get it?
- Ask the other parent.
- Ask the teacher.
- Ask the guidance counselor.
- Ask the principal.
- Ask the guardian ad litem.
- Formally request it in writing.
- Have your lawyer request it.
- and if all else fails
- Issue a Subpoena.
Be nice, be professional, but be assertive.
The few exceptions to this are if your parental rights have been terminated and/or the child has been adopted or if there is a Court Order preventing you access.
Matthew Thompson is a Child custody lawyer in Mississippi and encourages you to be involved in your child’s schooling.