Controversial grad policy adds undue stress, says parent

Lord Beaverbrook high school is pictured in Calgary on February 27, 2014. (Mike Drew/QMI Agency)

Lord Beaverbrook high school is pictured in Calgary on February 27, 2014. (Mike Drew/QMI Agency)

Dave Dormer, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:36 AM ET

CALGARY -- The spectre of missing graduation ceremonies for failing a class is adding undue stress to students at Lord Beaverbrook High, says one parent.

“There’s a real stress level with the students because of this,” said Carolyn Lawrence, whose daughter is set to graduate this year.

“It’s one extra thing they don’t need on their plate right now.”

More than 1,700 students have signed an online petition against a school policy that dictates any Grade 12 students failing a single course this year will miss taking part in graduation ceremonies.

“There’s only a (small) number of them this may be happening to, so why not take that rule out of the policy?” said Lawrence.

“Why put a rule that’s going to be a cloud over all the students heads right up until they graduate?”


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