My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Vermont
My ex-husband and I share physical custody. He only sees her every other weekend during the school year and we split the summers. He drives her to school two days out of the month. However, he has just been awarded full legal custody. I'm extremely afraid he's going to change her school next year just so he won't have to drive as far those two days out of the month. Legally, I understand this is his right. However, I don't feel it's fair to my daughter as she loves the school she's in. She's 9 and the school she's in now is rated extremely high in comparison to the one in his school district, going by NECAP scores. If it was a better school, I would sacrifice the drive, but it's just not a good school. I want to know if there's anything I can do to assure she will stay in the school she's in without it getting messy and turning into yet another custody battle.
Also, I live in a town with no middle school or high school, which gives my daughter the choice of school. Would she be able to have a say in what school she goes to when she starts 7th grade (she'll be turning 12 over that summer), or will my ex-husband be the one to say?