IPS graduation change criticized

Indianapolis Public Schools has changed graduation ceremony dates for five of the district’s high schools, raising complaints from family members who have already made travel plans for out-of-state relatives. Superintendent Eugene White said the district was forced to move the graduations because tough winter conditions added four makeup days to the schedule. Parents say more than a month’s notice about the changes should have been provided. White said he waited to change the dates because he hoped the state would waive its 180-day school-year requirement, but he didn’t apply for the waiver until April 13. The state rejected the request.  

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