Oregon Statutes - Chapter 332 - Local Administration of Education - Section 332.114 - Issuance of diplomas to veterans.

(1) A person who meets the requirements under subsection (3) of this section may request a school district to issue the person a high school diploma if the person resides within the boundaries of the school district or is a resident of this state and attended a high school of the school district.

(2) A representative of a deceased person who meets the requirements under subsection (3) of this section may request a school district to issue a high school diploma on behalf of the deceased person if the deceased person resided within the boundaries of the school district at the time of death or was a resident of this state at the time of death and attended a high school of the school district.

(3) Notwithstanding the requirements for a high school diploma established under ORS 329.451 and by the State Board of Education and school districts, a school district that receives a request under subsection (1) or (2) of this section shall issue a high school diploma to a person if the person:

(a) Attended a high school before serving in the Armed Forces of the United States;

(b) Did not graduate from a high school because the person was serving in the Armed Forces of the United States;

(c) Was discharged or released under honorable conditions from the Armed Forces of the United States;

(d) Served in the Armed Forces of the United States as described in subsection (4) of this section; and

(e)(A) Has received a General Educational Development (GED) certificate;

(B) Has received a post-secondary degree from a community college, state institution of higher education or other generally accredited institution of higher education; or

(C) Has received a minimum score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), as established by the Oregon Military Department.

(4) The provisions of subsection (3) of this section apply to a person who:

(a) Served in the Armed Forces of the United States at any time during:

(A) World War I;

(B) World War II;

(C) The Korean Conflict; or

(D) The Vietnam War;

(b) Served in the Armed Forces of the United States and was physically present in:

(A) Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada);

(B) Operation Just Cause (Panama);

(C) Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (the Persian Gulf War);

(D) Operation Restore Hope (Somalia);

(E) Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan); or

(F) Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq); or

(c) Served in the Armed Forces of the United States in an area designated as a combat zone by the President of the United States. [2003 c.182 §1; 2005 c.515 §1; 2005 c.827 §2; 2007 c.858 §32]

Note: The amendments to 332.114 by section 32, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007, first apply to the 2008-2009 school year. See section 41, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that applies prior to the 2008-2009 school year is set forth for the userís convenience.

332.114. (1) A person who meets the requirements under subsection (3) of this section may request a school district to issue the person a high school diploma if the person resides within the boundaries of the school district or is a resident of this state and attended a high school of the school district.

(2) A representative of a deceased person who meets the requirements under subsection (3) of this section may request a school district to issue a high school diploma on behalf of the deceased person if the deceased person resided within the boundaries of the school district at the time of death or was a resident of this state at the time of death and attended a high school of the school district.

(3) Notwithstanding the requirements for a high school diploma established under ORS 329.451 and by the State Board of Education and school districts under ORS 329.447, a school district that receives a request under subsection (1) or (2) of this section shall issue a high school diploma to a person if the person:

(a) Attended a high school before serving in the Armed Forces of the United States;

(b) Did not graduate from a high school because the person was serving in the Armed Forces of the United States;

(c) Was discharged or released under honorable conditions from the Armed Forces of the United States;

(d) Served in the Armed Forces of the United States as described in subsection (4) of this section; and

(e)(A) Has received a General Educational Development (GED) certificate;

(B) Has received a post-secondary degree from a community college, state institution of higher education or other generally accredited institution of higher education; or

(C) Has received a minimum score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), as established by the Oregon Military Department.

(4) The provisions of subsection (3) of this section apply to a person who:

(a) Served in the Armed Forces of the United States at any time during:

(A) World War I;

(B) World War II;

(C) The Korean Conflict; or

(D) The Vietnam War;

(b) Served in the Armed Forces of the United States and was physically present in:

(A) Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada);

(B) Operation Just Cause (Panama);

(C) Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (the Persian Gulf War);

(D) Operation Restore Hope (Somalia);

(E) Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan); or

(F) Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq); or

(c) Served in the Armed Forces of the United States in an area designated as a combat zone by the President of the United States.

Note: 332.114 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 332 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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