Parental Responsibility and Involvement Requirements

State code maintains that each parent of a student enrolled in a public school has a duty to assist the school in enforcing the standards of student conduct and compulsory school attendance in order that education may be conducted in an atmosphere free of disruption and threat to persons or property, and supportive of individual rights.

Annually, the Code of Virginia requires each school division to provide the following to the parents of each enrolled student:

  • A notice of the requirements of Virginia Code § 22.1-279.3 regarding parental responsibility and involvement;
  • A copy of the school board's standards of student conduct; and
  • A copy of the compulsory school attendance law.

At the beginning of each school year, Albemarle County Public Schools shares this information with parents/guardians through the online student registration/verification form. In return, parents must indicate receipt of these materials.

Notice: By acknowledging receipt, parents shall not be deemed to waive, but to expressly reserve, their rights protected by the constitutions or laws of the United States or the Commonwealth. Parents shall have the right to express disagreement with a school's or school division's policies or decisions.