Following proper notification, the records of each missing child will be flagged with a red sticker in the upper-right-hand corner of the cumulative folder.  When records are requested for missing children, the local law enforcement agency will be notified and no records will be sent.

The parent or surrogate of each new enrollee in the school, except homeless students, will be asked to produce one (1) of the following proofs:

A.  A certified copy of the child's birth certificate.

B.  Other reliable proof of the student's identity and age, including the student's baptismal certificate, an application for a Social Security number, or original school registration records and an affidavit explaining the inability to provide a copy of the birth certificate.

C.  A letter from the authorized representative of an agency having custody of the student (pursuant to statute) certifying that the student has been placed in the custody of the agency as prescribed by law.

The parent or surrogate will be given thirty (30) days to provide documentation requested as listed above.  If documentation is not provided, a second (2nd) letter will be sent to notify the parent or guardian that unless the documentation is provided within ten (10) days, the local law enforcement agency will be notified.

Nothing contained in this policy shall authorize the school to disclose to any person a student's educational record without prior parental consent unless the school makes a determination that disclosure of such records is necessary to protect the health and safety of the student.

Within ten (10) days after enrolling a transfer student from a public school or from a private school, the school will request, directly from the previous school, a certified copy of the student's record.  When records are requested by another school, within ten (10) days the school will comply with the request unless the record has been flagged pursuant to A.R.S. 15-829 or the request does not conform to the requirements related to proper release of records by an emancipated student or a parent or guardian.

For purposes of this policy:

A.  Flag means to mark or identify as pertaining to a missing child, or an indication identifying an item as pertaining to a missing child.

B.  Missing child means a person who is under the age of eighteen (18) years, whose temporary or permanent residence is in this state or is believed to be in this state, whose location has not been determined, and who has been reported as missing to a law enforcement agency.

Adopted:  December 12, 2023

42 U.S.C. 11301, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001,
   as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015

JF - Student Admissions
JFAB - Admission of Nonresident Students
JR - Student Records
JRCA - Request for Transfer of Records