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Recent Developments in Arizona Regarding Schools

A bankruptcy court in Arizona ruled that a Catholic high school could not withhold a former student's academic transcript as a result of her failure to pay her school bill.

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Key point. Many courts have ruled that a church school's policy of not releasing academic transcripts to former students who have not paid their school bill cannot be applied to a student who has declared bankruptcy since doing so would violate the right of a bankrupt debtor to be free from attempts to recover debts.

A bankruptcy court in Arizona ruled that a Catholic high school could not withhold a former student's academic transcript as a result of her failure to pay her school bill. A student attended a Catholic high school for her sophomore year and part of her junior year. She transferred to a public high school but her parents failed to pay a $1,000 balance owed to the Catholic high school. During her senior year, her parents asked the Catholic high school for her academic transcript which was required for her graduation. The school refused, and informed the parents that the ...

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  • March 2, 1998

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