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ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2007-2008

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NO. 23.  AN ACT RELATING TO THE AWARDING OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS TO VETERANS OF THE VIETNAM ERA.

(S.173)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  16 V.S.A. § 563(25) is amended to read:

§ 563.  POWERS OF SCHOOL BOARDS

The school board of a school district, in addition to other duties and authority specifically assigned by law:

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(25)  Shall, if it is a school board of a school district which maintains a secondary school, upon request, award a high school diploma to any Vermont resident who served in the military in World War II or, the Korean War, or during the Vietnam era, was honorably separated from active federal military service, and does not hold a high school diploma.  The state board shall develop and make available an application form for veterans who wish to request a high school diploma.

Approved:  May 10, 2007



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us