make rules relating to custody agreements. This is the responsibility
of the custodial parties and the city will neither negotiate
nor mediate custody arrangements. The party registering the
participant will designate who is authorized to pick up and drop
off the participant and that authorization will be for all program
times. The city will not be responsible for enforcing time constraints
relating to visitation.
If custodial issues are in dispute, causing any uncertainty as to which
parent is entitled to pick up the child, we ask that you refrain from
registering the child until such issues are resolved. If such issues arise
once a child has been registered in a program, we expect them to
be resolved immediately. If the issue is not resolved immediately,
the city will consider whether the child may continue to participate
in the program.
Any parent or guardian who demonstrates they have any custodial
rights to the child may sign the child in or out of the program and
obtain a monthly calendar or newsletter, even if this person did
not register the child and even if the information sheet does not
list this person as an authorized pickup. Any court orders from one
custodial party to specifically remove the custodial rights of the
other party must be submitted to the City of Henderson prior to the
child’s participation in the program. Be sure to allow us at least five
full City of Henderson business days (Monday-Thursday) to review
It is our experience that many divorce decrees discuss terms of visitation
but often do not specifically remove the custodial rights of the other
party. The city does not enforce or mediate terms of visitation.
Our number one concern is the safety of your child. Please provide the
name, address, and home, work and emergency telephone numbers
of the other person with custodial rights. You are also responsible for
providing a copy of this program handbook to the other person and
providing a signed acknowledgment of receipt to us.
Parents, guardians or other authorized individuals who attempt to
pick up their child while intoxicated or under the influence of other
substances will immediately be reported to the police.