Q: Can school prevent a father w/ Joint custody from seeing his daughter just because the ex-wife won't add him as contact?
I have joint custody w/ my 12 year old daughter. Her mother is the Custodial w/ final decision making authority.Her mother enrolled her in Lake Hefner school without me being listed as a Contact and did so without providing the school her Birth certificate to prove she is her mother. I am my daughters biological father and we share the same last name. I was told by the school that I cannot pick up my daughter or be listed on the school as an contact unless my ex-wife adds me! When I ask the school for their written policy on this, they never send it to me. To me this is a HUGE civil rights or father rights violation or lawsuit possibly against the School and/or School board (since I have correspondence from the main people at the Putnam board of Education). I am being treated as a Criminal and I find it hard to believe this is even allowed to happen in America. (Only thing I have on my record is a speeding ticket for goodness sake).
A: You have a right to all of her school records as a start. The statute follows. You need to take this, together with a copy of your divorce papers to the school, and discuss the matter again.
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