Parent Rights: PERMISSION TO SIT IN ON CLASS

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Ryan:  Do I need permission to sit in my child’s classroom?

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Morning

Principals are responsible for tracking and noting any visitors in the schools as well as the purpose and activities of those visitors. This is a general safety protocol for obvious reasons. I do understand your general question is sitting in on your child’s class to observe–observations or visits must be approved. Parents cannot just show up in classrooms without approval. Parents who just show up and sit in a classroom may be treated as suspect–I have seen this many times and principals have to take action towards those parents–sometimes even escorting them out of the building or just educating the parent about procedures. Work with the school to observe–with proper permissions and preparation. Permission builds relationships and collaboration.

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Would you please help me your input on the following:
As a parent, do we have the right to visit the class of our child? I understand that we would need to request in advance, but can the school deny the parent of visiting his child class?