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Laws: High School Diploma

1. Any World War II veteran who did not receive a high school diploma may apply for an honorary high school diploma, provided:
 
a. The veteran entered the United States armed forces between September 16, 1940, and December 31, 1946, prior to completing the necessary high school graduation requirements; and
b. The veteran was honorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
 
2. Any Korean conflict veteran who did not receive a high school diploma may apply for an honorary high school diploma, provided:
 
a. The veteran was a member of the United States armed forces between June 27, 1950, and January 31, 1955; and
b. The veteran was honorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
 
3. Any Vietnam conflict veteran who did not receive a high school diploma may apply for an honorary high school diploma, provided:
a. The veteran entered the United States armed forces between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975; and
b. The veteran was honorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
 
4. In order to receive an honorary high school diploma, the veteran or a representative of the veteran shall complete an application on a form prescribed by the superintendent of public instruction. A county veterans' service officer shall certify the veteran's status as an honorably discharged veteran who served during the qualifying period to the superintendent of public instruction. The superintendent of public instruction shall forward the application to the school district in which the veteran last attended school before induction. If the school district no longer exists, the application must be forwarded to the school district that has jurisdiction. If a school district decides not to issue a diploma under this program, the veteran may apply to the superintendent of public instruction for the diploma.
 
5. The school district and the superintendent of public instruction shall review and either approve or deny each application received.
 
6. If a veteran who would have qualified for a diploma under this section is deceased, a family member of the veteran may apply for and, if approved, be awarded the veteran's honorary high school diploma.