ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-06-062

Date Created : 12/14/2005


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
other: Counselors
Homeless Education Liaisons

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Graduation Guidance for Louisiana Displaced Students

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Susan Underwood

Phone Number:


Official guidance has been released by the Louisiana Department of Education regarding high school graduation options for juniors and seniors relocated in Arkansas schools due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. These students have the option to receive Louisiana diplomas for 2005-06 and 2006-07 school years by following the procedures outlined in the attached documents providing guidance for school administrators, counselors, and the former Louisiana students.

The Arkansas Department of Education request that the schools distribute the documents, Graduation Information and the Student Frequently Asked Questions, to each of the former Louisiana high school juniors and seniors, displaced by the hurricanes. High school administrators and counselors are provided documents, General Information and Instructions, outlining procedures to assist the students.

Additional information can be obtained from the Louisiana Department of Education website,, or by contacting Susan Underwood of the Arkansas Department of Education Homeless Office at 501-682-4847.


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