As a parent in Florida, you have the right to help your minor child in a time of crisis before the initiation of a Baker Act. Schools are required to make reasonable attempts to notify a parent before initiating a Baker Act on a student. To learn more about your rights, visit www.know-your-rights.org.
Good to know. Should the time come and I have a child to enroll in a public or other school, do you have a template or form I could print out and use to have the relevant faculty members sign as a way of protecting my right?
Yes, you can download the form at this link: https://www.cchrflorida.org/baker-act-rights/ and file it with your child’s school.