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PSEO students treated unfairly by district

July 28, 2012
The Marietta Times

This letter is for the parents of future PSEO students at Marietta High School. The first thing you need to know is that the high school does not like students participating in this program. They will not work with the student on arranging schedules and they will not communicate with your son or daughter, especially if they are full time PSEO students. You might not think this is important if your child is full time but when graduation time comes around it will be. You will need to contact the school to find out what is going on at school that your child is required to participate in if he/she plans to march at graduation. This past year all students were required to attend the senior recognition assembly or they were not going to be permitted to march at graduation. My main problem with this was that none of the PSEO students were notified of this requirement. They all had to find out from a friend that was still at the high school. How can the school require the students to be at the school during a time when none of the Washington State PSEO students would normally be there (Friday mornings), yet not bother to inform them of this requirement? On top of this when the students who went to Washington State received their diplomas all they got was the holder because they were not finished with classes yet and if they failed they would be responsible for the cost of the class. I may not think this is necessary but if that is what they want to do then I can handle. it. What I didn't care for was the fact that no one let us know where and when we could pick up the diplomas. The school mailed my son's final report card to him but did not think it was important to enclose his diploma. I had to go to the board office and ask about how to get his diploma. The funny part was that no one at the board office knew why they had so many diplomas. Apparently the high school does not communicate with them either. So if your son or daughter does not have their diploma you can go to the board office to pick it up.



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