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NC Student Support Services General Information – Including current statutes and guidelines as they relate to North Carolina school counselors. This page also has links to A.S.C.A. and N.C.S.C.A.

From the Clearinghouse of North Carolina School Law – In Wyke v. Polk County School Board (Florida, 1997), the 11th circuit court found that a school board can be held liable for failing to inform a parent of their child’s at-school suicide attempts.

Via Findlaw, in Brown v. Compton Unified School District, the California court system found that a high school counselor was not liable for failing to insure that an athlete fulfilled all of the eligibility requirements of an N.C.A.A. scholarship. The finding was based on the tenets of duty of care and governmental immunity, which may fluctuate on a state by state basis with the passage of time.

The Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act – “The UCCJA operates upon novel principles that 1) establish jurisdiction over a child custody case in one state; and, 2) protect the order of that state from modification in any other state, so long as the original state retains jurisdiction over the case.”

The Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) – Differs from the UCCJA in that it “gives first priority to the home state of the child in determining which state may exercise jurisdiction over a child custody dispute.” The PKPA “also provides that once a state has exercised jurisdiction, that jurisdiction remains the continuing, exclusive jurisdiction until every party to the dispute has exited that state.”

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) “reconciles UUCJA principles with the PKPA” and “adds interstate civil enforcement for child custody orders. The UUCJEA replaces the UCCJA.”

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