IKFB - Graduation Exercises
Re-adopted: 10/13/10, 2/22/12, 8/10/22
The Board believes that completion of the requirements for a diploma, a modified diploma, an extended diploma or an alternative certificate from public schools is an achievement that improves the community as well as the individual. The Board wishes to recognize this 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 building principal or designee.
All students in good standing who have successfully completed the requirements for a high school diploma, or qualify to receive or receives a modified diploma, an extended diploma or an alternative certificate, including a student participating in a district-sponsored alternative education program and a student with disabilities receiving a document certifying successful completion of program requirements, shall have the option to participate in graduation exercises.
A student shall be allowed to wear a dress uniform issued to the student by a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces if the student:
1. Qualifies to receive a high school diploma, a modified diploma, an extended diploma or an alternative certificate; and
2. Has completed basic training for, and is an active member of, a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Graduating students will be allowed to wear Native American or other items of cultural significance.
END OF POLICY
1 A student may be denied participation in graduation exercises for conduct that violates board policy, administrative regulation and/or code of conduct provisions.
OAR 581-022-2000 OAR 581-022-2010 OAR 581-022-2015 OAR 581-022-2020 OAR 581-022-2505
31 OR. ATTY. GEN. OP. 428 (1964)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1683 (2018); Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (2020).
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).
Hazelwood Sch. Dist. v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).