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Diplomas for Veterans

Diplomas for Veterans:

The Ohio Revised Code allows the board of education of any city, exempted village, or local school district, or the governing authority of any chartered nonpublic school, to grant a high school diploma to any veteran of World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam conflict (or to a woman who left school during those periods for the reasons listed below) who is a resident of this state or who was previously enrolled in any high school in this state if all of the following apply:

1. The veteran either:
a. Left a public or nonpublic school located in any state prior to graduation in
order to serve in the armed forces of the United States; or
b. Left a public or nonpublic school located in any state prior to graduation due
to family circumstances and subsequently entered the armed forces of the United States.
2. The veteran received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States.
3. The veteran has not been granted a diploma from another school district or from an adult education equivalency program.

In the case of a woman who is not a veteran, both of the following must apply:

1. The woman either:
a. Left a public or nonpublic school located in any state prior to graduation in order to join the workforce to support her family or to join the war effort; or
b. Left a public or nonpublic school located in any state prior to graduation due to family circumstances and subsequently joined the workforce or war effort.
2. The woman has not been granted a diploma from another school district or from
an adult education equivalency program.

If a person who would otherwise qualify for a diploma as described above is deceased, the board of education of any school district or the governing authority of any chartered nonpublic school may award such diploma to the person posthumously and may present that diploma to a living relative of the person.

If you, or anyone in your family, would qualify for a diploma under the provisions above, please contact the Board of Education office at 513-482-7121 so the district can help you obtain that well-deserved diploma.