IKFB - Graduation Exercises

Code: IKFB
Adopted: 8/13/97
Re-adopted: 10/13/10, 2/22/12

Because the Board believes that completion of the requirements for a diploma, a modified diploma, extended diploma or alternative certificate from the public schools is an achievement that improves the community as well as the individual, the Board wishes to recognize that achievement in a publicly celebrated graduation exercise.

Accordingly, appropriate graduation programs may be planned by the building principal on the date selected by the Board.

The district’s valedictorian(s), salutatorian(s) or others at the discretion of the principal or designee may be permitted to speak as part of the district’s planned graduation program. All speeches will be reviewed and approved in advance by the principal or designee to assure there is no violation of constitutional or statutory standards.

All students in good standing who have successfully completed the requirements for a senior high school diploma, modified diploma, extended diploma or alternate certificate may participate in graduation exercises.

Legal Reference(s)

ORS 329.035
ORS 329.451
ORS 329.465
ORS 332.105
ORS 332.107
ORS 332.114
ORS 339.115
ORS 339.505
ORS 343.295
OAR 581-021-0071
OAR 581-022-1130
OAR 581-022-1350
HB 2507 (2009)
31 OR. ATTY. GEN. OP. 428 (1964)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1683 (2006); Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (2006).
Kay v. David Douglas Sch. Dist. No. 40,1987); cert. den., 484 U.S. 1032 (1988).
Doe v. Madison Sch. Dist. No. 321, 177 F.3d 789 (9th Cir. 1999).
Lee v. Weisman, 505 U.S. 577 (1992).