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

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09/29/2020 8:15 pm

What are the laws for me visiting my child in class. General statements of having or not having a right is not actionable or reliable as authoritative. The statements need to be supported by laws bc that is the only thing that schools comply with.

09/30/2020 3:01 pm
Reply to  Mike

If there are any laws, they will be state laws. Districts should also have policies that follow the law, & address classroom observations.

04/07/2016 6:59 pm

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.

04/08/2016 9:50 am
Reply to  Morning

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?

08/18/2020 2:31 pm
Reply to  Parent

Parent, the school does set rules but make your request in writing and make sure that the school responds in writing as well. Paper trail. Make sure you explain why you are wanting to visit the class. The school May deny the request but at least you would have it in writing.