2017 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 16 - Curriculum
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 6-16-133. World War II veterans

Universal Citation: AR Code § 6-16-133 (2017)
  • (a) In recognition of and tribute to veterans who left high school before graduation to serve in World War II, a board of directors of any school district in Arkansas may grant a diploma of graduation to any veteran meeting the requirements of subsection (c) of this section.
  • (b) School districts are encouraged to present the diploma in conjunction with appropriate Veterans Day programs.
  • (c) To be eligible for a high school diploma under this section, a veteran shall:
    • (1) Have been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States of America;
    • (2) Be a resident of the State of Arkansas; and
    • (3) Have served between September 16, 1940, and December 31, 1946, and:
      • (A) Have served a minimum of eighteen (18) consecutive months' active duty; or
      • (B) Have been discharged with a service-connected disability.
  • (d)
    • (1) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this section.
    • (2) The state board shall consult with the Department of Veterans' Affairs in developing rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this section.
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