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Graduation Exercises: IKFB

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Graduation Exercises: IKFB

Because the Superintendent believes that completion of the requirements for a diploma is an achievement that deserves recognition, the Superintendent wishes to recognize each graduating senior's accomplishment in one publicly-celebrated graduation exercise at the close of each school year.

Diplomas will be presented by current Superintendent or board members and/or past board members to those students meeting the graduation requirements as set forth by the 27J Superintendent. Board members who wish to present a diploma to a particular student, or students, should notify the school’s principal as early as possible in order to facilitate appropriate planning. Past Board members wishing to present a diploma to a student to whom they are directly related must also notify the school’s principal as early as possible, and must also provide documentation from the student’s parent or guardian giving permission for the Board member to make such presentation.

In order to allow for an efficient and smooth graduation ceremony, current Board members may present individual diplomas to no more than eight (8) graduates. Past Board members may present diplomas to no more than four (4) graduates, who must be directly related.

Each high school class shall plan its own graduation exercise with the faculty and senior class working together. Although senior class members may be asked to pay fees to defray graduation expenses, no student shall be barred from participating in the exercises because of inability to pay the fees. Only students receiving diplomas will be eligible to participate in the graduation exercise.

Activities and services of a religious nature such as Baccalaureate shall be excluded from graduation exercises. The school district shall not sponsor or endorse such activities/services, and school district funds including paid staff time shall not be used for these services/activities.

Any groups planning such activities/services may rent and use school facilities under terms, conditions, and rates prescribed by the district.