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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Policy 2412 - DIPLOMAS FOR VETERANS

The district will issue high school diplomas to World War II or Korean Conflict veterans with substantial ties to the district who did not finish high school due to their military service.

To be eligible for a diploma the veteran or his or her representative must fill out the application provided by the Washington Department of Veteran Affairs and provide evidence of eligibility.

A. The veteran must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United

States, scheduled to graduate from high school after 1940 and before 1951, and left high school before graduation in order to serve in World War II; or

B. The veteran must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United

States, scheduled to graduate from high school in the years 1940 through 1955 and left high school before graduation in order to serve in the Korean Conflict.

Veterans are eligible for the diploma even if they subsequently earned a high school equivalency certificate or are deceased.

The superintendent or designee will determine those veterans who have substantial ties to the district. Examples include, but are not limited to: living or having lived in the district, having attended school in the district, having children or other descendants who have attended school in the district, having been employed by the district or volunteering in the district.

Cross Reference:
High School Graduation Requirements - Policy 2410

Legal Reference:
High school diplomas- Issuance-Option to receive final transcripts- Notice - RCW 28A-230-120
“Veteran” defined for certain purposes - RCW 41.04.005

Management Resources:
Diplomas for Veterans - Policy News, June 2008
Honoring Veterans of the Korean - Policy News, June 2003
WWII Veterans May Receive Diplomas - Policy News, April 2002

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: January 2008
Classification: Discretionary