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Texas: A high school in Texas, US, announced on Facebook that it had postponed graduation ceremony after most of the students failed to meet qualifying parameters.
Only five of the 33 graduates of Marlin High School satisfied graduation criteria including attendance and academic performance, CNN reported.
The school’s official release said the high school graduation is rescheduled for June in order to provide students more time to meet ‘necessary requirements for graduation’.
The reason cited is ‘many of whom did not meet requirements due to attendance or grades.’
The school authorities describes its move as part of a ‘ broader effort’ to achieving ‘high academic expectations’ as well as ensuring ‘student success’ .
The release further said that ‘The district has affirmed its commitment to providing necessary resources and support for students, and the new graduation date is seen as a testament to this commitment.’
Superintendent Dr Darryl Henson expressed hope in students of the school achieving ‘high standard’ like any other student in Texas, adding that ‘our commitment to excellence remains unshaken’.
‘We hold firm to our belief that every student in Marlin ISD can and will achieve their potential,’ Henson reportedly said.
Taking to Twitter, the official further said that the school will ‘grow from this setback’, adding that ‘support, accountability, & integrity will remain at the forefront.’
Earlier on May 24 Henson told a parent-teacher meeting that ‘The state of Texas has guidelines for graduation. This is not a dance floor... It's not a homecoming pep rally. This is graduation.’