Wiggins, CO asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado

Q: Im under 18. My superintendent/ principal called my work place to find out personal information. Is that legal?

I had to leave my last class of the day because my mother called me out of school so I had time to safely make it to work and my superintendent decided that it was unexcused and called my boss to get personal information without asking either of my parents or me first. I am under 18 and don't feel comfortable with that what can I do?

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Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: There are not clear rules on this matter. A call to review the nature of the "absence" is well within the powers of the school. In the process certain personal information is likely to be disclosed. The scope of the disclosure is an issue. It is not clear what information was released, but basic info. related to your employment is arguably a reasonable exercise of the school's powers.

You can contact a lawyer to review the circumstances, but probably the best approach is to try to make contact with the administrator (a parent may be required). A discussion of your circumstances with the school authorities will likely alay the school's concerns.

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