GUARDIANSHIP & LEGAL ACCESS
To register a student under the age 18 who does not reside with his/her parents, or who does reside with a non-custodial parent, the adults in the parental relationship needs to provide signed and notarized affidavits indicating that they are the person(s) in parental relation to the child, over whom they have total and permanent custody and control, and describing how they obtained total and permanent custody and control, whether through guardianship or otherwise. The Parent Affidavit and the Receiving Party Affidavit are available below.
Specifically, the signed affidavits attests that the person in the parental relationship will:
- Claim the student on their Income Tax forms (The District may request proof)
- Make total decisions regarding the student's education
- Authorize and pay for medical treatment for the student
- Provide necessary consents for the student
- Assume all expenses for the student's well being (room, board, clothing, etc.)
Providing false information on the affidavits is a crime of perjury in the third degree (a class A misdemeanor). As well, intent to defraud the Webster Central School District is a crime of perjury in the second degree (a class E felony). Should false information be discovered, the Webster Central School District has the right to prosecute on criminal charges for false information.
With the safety and well-being of our students and staff ever present, the Webster School District is legally bound to recognize the full rights and responsibilities of biological parents, adoptive parents, and legal guardians. Legal documentation prohibiting student contact and/or restricting access to academic records MUST be provided to each of your students’ schools (main office) as soon as possible. Furthermore, parental contact information will be removed from our database only upon receipt of current legal paperwork outlining the restriction. If you are the subject of a legal restriction and that restriction has changed, it is your responsibility to provide updated legal documentation.