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9900 - Recognition of World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam Veterans Awarded High School Diplomas

It is the policy of the Board to recognize the service provided to the country and the individual sacrifices made by veterans of World War II, Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War.

Since many of these veterans left high school in order to fight for their country, the Commissioner of Education is authorized to award a Florida Standard Diploma to eligible veterans. The Board will recognize these veterans at a regularly scheduled Board meeting.

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

  A. The veteran is a current resident of the State of Florida or was previously enrolled in any high school in this State.


  B. The veteran 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 entered the armed forces of the United States.


  C. The veteran received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States.


  D. The veteran has not been previously awarded a high school diploma, a diploma of adult education, or a Florida Standard Diploma under this provision.


If the veteran is deceased, the diploma will be awarded to the veteran posthumously. The application for the diploma is handled by the County Veterans Services Office.

F.S. 1003.43

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