• HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS TO WORLD WAR II, KOREAN CONFLICT, AND VIETNAM CONFLICT VETERANS

    The Board of Education recognizes the service provided to the country and the individual sacrifices made by veterans of 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.

    Similarly, the Board wishes to recognize the efforts of women who left high school during World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam Conflict prior to graduation in order to join the workforce to support their family or to join the war effort or left due to family circumstances and subsequently joined the workforce or war effort by awarding them a high school diploma.

    To be eligible for a diploma, all of the following criteria must be met:

    1. The individual is a current resident of the State of Ohio or was previously enrolled in any high school in this State.
       
    2. The individual either left a public or nonpublic school located in any state prior to graduation:
       
      1. in order to serve in the armed forces of the United States;
         
      2. due to family circumstances and subsequently joined the workforce or war effort, or entered the armed forces of the United States.
         
    3. The veteran received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States.
       
    4. The individual has not been granted a high school diploma, a diploma of adult education, or a diploma under this provision.

    If the individual is deceased, the Board will award 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 Governor's Office of Veterans' Affairs. The application is available through and the eligibility verification is handled by the County Veterans Services Office.

    © Neola 2007 Legal R.C. 3313.616

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