Protecting Rutherford County Schools and Child Custody Issues

Oct 03, 2022 at 02:39 pm by WGNS News

Individual schools within the Rutherford County School System continue to protect students from outsiders who should not be paying a visit to a local school…That was county school director Dr. Jimmy Sullivan. Of course, the schools won’t have to worry about unwanted visitors this week, because schools are closed for fall break. But for parents who plan to visit their child at school next week, perhaps for a meeting with a teacher or to eat lunch with their student - - expect to show your drivers license if you're going beyond the school office or picking up a child early…

One of the biggest issues seen on a day-to-day basis revolves around divorced parents and / or child custody issues. Dr. Sullivan stated… When your student(s) heads back to school on Monday, October 10, 2022, make sure the school's have the latest court-ordered parenting plan - this includes temporary parenting plans as well as permanent parenting plans. If the parenting plan is kept up-to-date, there should not be an issue over the schools trying to determine which parent is allowed to pick-up the child and on what days or weeks. 

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