Teachers blame poor attendance and grades
A high school located in Texas has been forced to postpone its commencement after just 15 percent of the senior class reached the requirements to graduate.
In a letter sent to parents and families, Marlin ISD Superintendent Darryl Henson said most seniors did not make the cut due to low grades and attendance records.
District officials have postponed the ceremony to June in order to give students the time to catch up and hopefully check the boxes needed to obtain their diplomas.
'As a school district, we really want to make sure we're making the best decision in the interest of all children,' Henson told KCEN News.
The postponement of the major ceremony comes after the district had already announced a four-day school week aimed at increasing attendance.
Marlin is 42% Black. 26% Latino. School age would be higher minority.