Oklahoma Board of Education grants diploma to student previously denied

The state Board of Education reversed its previous decision to deny a Tulsa student a diploma. It was one of four appeals the board considered Thursday.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL ccoppernoll@opubco.com Published: August 25, 2012
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The state Board of Education voted to grant a diploma to a Tulsa Public Schools high school student Thursday, a month after initially denying the student's request.

The student — identified only as Tulsa 12-0073 in public documents — asked the board to waive the state requirement that students pass four of seven end-of-instruction exams

The first request was denied by the board July 26. But the student was given a waiver Thursday after being accepted to a selective university.

The board either denied or dismissed requests from three other students. They were from McLoud, Sapulpa and Sulphur.

The board has voted on appeals from 134 students, granting diplomas for 26 of those requests. Here is the number of students who have been voted on according to district:

71: Tulsa.

21: Broken Arrow.

5: Oklahoma City.

4: Guymon and Miami.

3: Tulsa Union.

2: Choctaw and Sapulpa.

1: Anadarko, Catoosa, Elk City, Haskell, Hilldale, Jones, Lawton, Mannford, Marlow, McLoud, Meeker, Millwood, Norman, Owasso, Salina, Schulter, Stillwater, Strother, Sulphur, Tahlequah, Wagoner and Wyandotte.