|School City of East Chicago|
|Bylaws & Policies|
9800 - HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS TO WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, KOREAN CONFLICT, AND VIETNAM CONFLICT VETERANS
The School Board recognizes the service provided to the country and the individual sacrifices made by veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict.
Since many of these veterans left high school in order to fight for their country, the Board wishes to recognize their efforts by awarding them a high school diploma.
To be eligible for a diploma, all of the following criteria must be met:
|A.||The individual served as a member of the armed forces of the United States at any time during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam Conflict.|
|B.||The veteran either left a public or nonpublic school located in Indiana prior to graduation in order to serve in the armed forces of the United States.|
|C.||The veteran was a student in good standing at the high school described above to the satisfaction of the Department of Veterans' Affairs.|
|D.||The veteran received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States.|
|E.||The veteran has not been granted a high school diploma, a diploma of adult education, or a diploma under this provision.|
An eligible veteran who has received a general educational development (GED) diploma may also apply for the issuance of a diploma under this policy.
If the veteran is deceased, the Board will award, upon request, a diploma to the veteran posthumously and present that diploma to a surviving relative of the veteran.
The Board may award a high school diploma after receiving the application and appropriate verification of eligibility from the Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs. The application is available through and the eligibility verification is handled by the Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs.
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