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Sumner County Schools

POAIn order to qualify for a Power of Attorney for educational purposes the hardship must prevent the parent or parents from caring for the child.  This authority may be delegated without the approval of a court by executing the writing of a power of attorney for the care of a minor child on a form available here or from the Attendance Department.  Hardships for educational purposes may include but are not limited to the following:

  • The serious illness or incarceration of a parent or legal guardian.
  • The physical or mental condition of the parent or legal guardian or the child is such that care and supervision of the child cannot be provided; or
  • The loss or non-inhabitability of the child’s home as the result of natural disaster.
  • Death of a parent/parents
  • Military deployment

At no time will any SCS personnel accept typed or hand written letters from anyone giving permission for another individual to have control over their child.
(TCA 34-6-301)

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