The back-to-school season is a time of readjustment for parents and children. After having the summer off, trying to get back into the swing of the early morning, homework and projects might not be easy. Some families will have it even rougher this year due to a separation or divorce over the summer. This adds another struggle to the mix as the parents try to figure out how to make the new schedule work.
We realize that there aren't any easy answers in these situations. One thing that is important is that you have everything related to the child's education spelled out clearly in the child-custody paperwork. This gives you the backbone of the terms that you need to know for this time.
When you are coming up with the terms of the parenting plan, you need to determine who is going to make the school decisions for the child. This might be one parent, but it is also possible that both will share the duty. If you share it with your ex, a plan must be included for how disagreements will be handled. When this happens, it will be nice to have a path toward a solution already set.
We know that education isn't the only factor in the child's life that you will need to figure out. It is best for you to make a list of what is important to you so that you can make sure those points are covered in the agreement. The plan you set for your child should be detailed yet flexible so that your child's interests can always be considered.