At the request of a parent or guardian, the District shall issue a certificate of attendance to a student who receives special education services under the Special Education Act, who has reached seventeen years of age, and who has not completed his or her individualized education plan. The District shall allow a student who receives a certificate of attendance under this Rule to participate in the high school graduation ceremony of such high school with students receiving high school diplomas. A student may receive only one certificate of attendance and may participate in only one graduation ceremony based on such certificate. The receipt of a certificate of attendance pursuant to this Rule shall not affect the District’s obligation to continue to provide special education services to a student receiving such certificate.
This Rule does not preclude a student from receiving a high school diploma by meeting the District’s graduation requirements pursuant to Neb. Stat. § 79-729 or in his or her individualized education plan or receiving a diploma of high school equivalency under Neb. Rev. Stat § 79-730 upon completing the requirements of such statute. The District may allow a student who has previously participated in a graduation ceremony based on a certificate of attendance to participate in an additional graduation ceremony when such student receives a high school diploma.
Neb. Rev. Stat §79-770