In a bizarre incident, a high school in the US state of Texas postponed graduation after most senior class failed to earn their diplomas.
Texas High School and Their Failing Seniors
Twenty-eight students of Marlin High School, situated in Waco, Texas, failed to clear the class owing to low attendance and bad academic performance.
Cumulatively, only five of 33 students managed to meet the requirements set for commencement.
The school released a statement saying it had rescheduled the graduation for sometime in June so students would have more time to qualify.
“Marlin High School has announced that high school graduation will be rescheduled for June. The decision by the high school to postpone graduation will provide more time for students to meet necessary requirements for graduation, many of whom did not meet requirements due to attendance or grades,” read the Facebook post by the school.
High School Plans To Reschedule
The school said it planned to reschedule the graduation for sometime in June so students would have more time to qualify, according to a statement posted to Facebook.
“Our commitment to excellence remains unshaken,” Superintendent Darryl Henson said in the statement.
“We hold firm to our belief that every student in Marlin ISD can and will achieve their potential.”
Henderson also took to Twitter to address the dismal graduation rate.
“Our district will grow from this setback,” Henson said.
“Let this be a lesson learned for all. As we continue to go through our annual graduation audit, it’s our obligation to ensure that all students have met all requirements. Support, accountability, & integrity will remain at the forefront.”
Students Conduct Makeup Work Assignments
Over the last three days, school officials have been conducting audits – something School Superintendent Dr. Darryl Henson says is being done to abide by state guidelines.
Since the announcement, students have been doing makeup work – now, 17 out of 38 are eligible to walk.
One thing the community and the school staff were able to agree on, is that there needs to be a stronger relationship between them.
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