POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR EDUCATION

Durable Power of Attorney for Special Education can be provided for a legal guardian (such as custodial parent) who wishes to appoint another adult to make education decisions for the benefit of a minor child with one or more disabilities.

This document may be modified to have both parents designate an attorney-in-fact.  Examples of how this document may be used:

• A custodial parent designates a new spouse (step-parent) to make decisions for a child from a previous relationship,
• A single parent designates a child’s uncle, aunt, grandparent, or other responsible adult to make education decisions,
• When a child from a neighbor island is placed in an Oahu residential school or other institution and the parents designate a Honolulu relative to make education decisions and keep in contact with their child, or
• A parent who will be deployed by the military designates a trusted relative or friend to make education decisions on his/her behalf.
• An adult child with disabilities designates a parent or other relative to make decisions on his or her behalf.

A Joint Durable Power of Attorney for Special Education can also be provided.  A legal guardian (such as custodial parent) appoints two or more adults to make education decisions for the benefit of a minor child with disabilities.  The appointed agents make decisions together.  This document may be modified to have both parents designate two or more attorneys-in-fact. 

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