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Age of Majority Resources

In Iowa, when a student turns 18, gets married or is incarcerated into the adult legal system, he/she obtains his/her educational rights. This means that students' educational rights transfer to them. School districts need to inform parents and students of this transfer of rights at least one year prior to their 18th birthday and on their 18th birthday. The materials below can help teachers, parents and students understand what educational rights students and parents have and what the transfer of rights means for them.

■ Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

■ Parent’s Guide (PDF)

■ Student Information (PDF)

■ Power of Attorney for Decision Making (PDF)

■ Sample letter of notification of transfer of rights (Word Doc)

For more information, reference the Transition Process – Part Six: Prepare for Transfer of Rights at Age of Majority in the Special Education Procedures Manual. (PDF)

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