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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County School Board members amended a graduation policy on the books for nearly 15 years.

The former policy didn't allow any student who failed any part of the graduation test to walk in graduation ceremonies.

The change allows the superintendent to grant an exception for students with serious medical conditions.

One mother complained because her son can't retake the one portion of the test he didn't pass because he's about to begin dialysis treatments in Augusta.

Any student allowed to participate in commencement under the policy still will not receive a diploma until all requirements are met.

 

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