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Palo Alto's graduations come early this year

Original post made on May 28, 2013

Graduation in Palo Alto comes early this year because of a change in the school district's academic calendar. Palo Alto's two high schools, three middle schools and 12 elementary schools will hold graduation or "promotion" ceremonies in the coming week.


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Comments

Posted by Meet the Requirements, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on May 28, 2013 at 10:56 am

Are the schools meeting the state mandated requirements for minimum number of days attended per year?

Historically, PAUSD has exceeded the state requirements for number of attendance days ( much to the consternation of the students). The school year did not start earlier than usual, so how is the district getting away with ending it early? Was PAUSD given an exception this time, because of exceeding the minimums in past years?


Posted by Agree, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on May 28, 2013 at 11:59 am

Haha, "PalyDad" said it well.


Posted by paly parent, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on May 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Meet the requirements - PAUSD started school a week earlier this year than in previous years, students attend classes 180 days, the same as the two previous years.


Posted by PalyDad, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on May 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

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Posted by soccer mom, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on May 29, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Congrats class of 2013!