Answer: If your district wants to attempt to get powers of attorney signed, that is fine as a practice. It can be helpful to access medical care and other services. But be aware that it cannot delay enrollment. The student must be attending classes and participating fully in school activities while the school attempts to get a parent or legal guardian to sign the power of attorney.
In our district, we have discussed creating a Power of Attorney document to use in cases where a parent has given someone else authority to take care of their child and make educational decisions. Is that allowed?
Oct 22, 2018 | Q and A