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To answer directly, a 'power of attorney' is generally NOT binding and something that the school district or third parties are free to ignore. In this situation seeking a guardianship would ensure your right to make decisions on behalf of the granddaughter. The state does not recognize POAs, which is accurate, and on that basis the district can demand that you be recognized formally as guardian in this instance.