In 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.