216.2.  LEGAL STUDENT NAME - Pg.

216.2.  LEGAL STUDENT NAME

1.        Purpose

Upon school registration, the school initiates a record system for each incoming student. The name that appears on the birth registration certificate or other approved official documents such as a baptismal certificate is considered to be the child's legal name and the one used on school records.

2.        Authority

The Board recognizes that as family circumstances change, it may be necessary to revise school records. There are only two (2) ways by which a person can change his/her name in Pennsylvania:

  1. Through a process of legal adoption.

  1. Through a formal court proceeding.

In no case, may a person arbitrarily or unilaterally change his/her name. As a school district, we shall use the legal name of the student.

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