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School is about to begin; and students are starting to get their supplies, find out their teachers, and prepare for classes.

Parents who are in the process of separating or divorcing need to be mindful of the requirements of Virginia law regarding where a child can attend school.

If a parent moves out of a child’s school district, and that parent has custody of the child, the child has to change districts.  Agreement of the parents does not allow a deviation from this rule; courts do not have authority to deviate from this rule.

Therefore, if you are a parent who will have custody of a school aged child, you need to know what school districts are applicable if you choose to reside some where other than the marital residence.

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