3 former students from King and Queen County H.S. will have their diplomas revoked

KING AND QUEEN CO., Va. (WRIC) — An internal investigation conducted by the King and Queen County School Board determined that three former students should not have graduated.

During a special meeting held Friday afternoon, the school board announced that three students were awarded diplomas at the end of the 2014-15 school year without having met the graduation requirements for those diplomas. The Virginia Department of Education has notified the King and Queen County School Board that the diplomas will be revoked.

The diplomas will be re-issued if and when the students provide proof that they have completed the required coursework.  The School Board is required to provide revised graduation rate statistics to the Department of Education, and correct all records as required by law.

In the release, the school board said it is, “committed to taking all necessary action to correct the matter and to give the students involved the opportunity to complete their graduation requirements and receive their diplomas. The mission of King and Queen County Schools is to provide a quality individualized education.”

This is the latest development in what has been a week of controversy surrounding King and Queen County Schools.

On Monday, students at King and Queen High protested after school principal Antoine Monroe was placed on administrative leave. On Thursday, school officials abruptly announced that King and Queen County schools would be closed Friday ahead of the special meeting where Monroe’s resignation was made final.

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