September 20, 2021

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Santa Maria History

PHS holding unique ceremony for foreign exchange pupil

Just after presenting their circumstance toward switching graduation requirements in the course of last week’s standard school board meeting, international exchange pupil Mia Debaisieux and host parent Tiffany Barnfield returned for a unique university board assembly May well 24 to hear if Mia had gained the ideal to stroll.

The typical school board assembly held May well 17 ended with the motion to desk the dialogue until eventually the adhering to week to make it possible for Princeton ISD Superintendent Donald McIntyre and PISD administration to recommend a stance on the difficulty.

Debaisieux completed her senior yr in Belgium but did not acquire a diploma nor get to participate in any kind of graduation simply because of COVID. As a result, when she arrived to the U.S. to end out the year, she asked if she could take part in graduation ceremonies.

A crucial worry for McIntyre and PISD school board associates was how a coverage improve could influence other college students going ahead.

After deliberating the problem, McIntyre recommended that the current board policy be remaining intact.

In its place, the administration encouraged a specific ceremony be held at Princeton Large University which would honor Debaisieux for her accomplishment.

Sadler explained the concept of producing a specific ceremony is “the greatest of the two worlds” without having the unintended outcomes that could occur from an administration policy alter.

Debaisieux’s specific ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Could 29, at the PHS auditorium. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m., with the ceremony scheduled to start off at 2 p.m.

For the whole story, see the May well 27 issue or subscribe on the internet.

By Jackson King • [email protected]