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MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa school district won’t provide a diploma for a high school student who’d struggled all his life with muscular dystrophy.
The family of Travis Krapfl had asked district officials to help them honor his hard work. Travis was 17 when he died at the beginning of his senior year.
His father, Chris Krapfl, said doctors had predicted that Travis would live only until age 8 or so. Chris Krapfl said the diploma was “going to be that last achieving moment” for his son.
District officials met with the family but decided not to provide the diploma. District superintendent Kristen Rickey said bending the state rules for one student raises ethical problems for when other students seek exceptions.
Tell us what you think. Should the school district provide a diploma?
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