Truancy FAQ

Why does Family Code, Section 65.202 not allow parents access to the child’s records, unless under (7) with leave of the truancy court?

For better or for worse, Section 65.202 tracks Section 58.005 of the Family Code which does not have a specific provision giving parents access to the records.  This issue was not discussed.  Had the issue been discussed, parents would likely have been given express access to these records.  This is likely just one of those carryover provisions from the Juvenile Justice Code that wasn’t reconsidered.  (Ted Wood, Office of Court Administration)