JONESBORO, Ga. — Clayton County’s interim superintendent has scrapped every graduating senior’s diploma, because his name is not on them.
John Thompson, who has been on the job less than a month, said on Saturday that for a graduate’s diploma to be truly accurate, his name needs to be on it.”The superintendent has to sign the master list to send to the state Department (of Education), that verifies that these students have fulfilled all requirements,” Thompson said Saturday.It could take graduates more than two weeks to get their diplomas.
The printer, Herff Jones, has agreed to shoulder the $80,000 reprinting cost.
“Why? Because it’s the right thing to do,” said Herff Jones spokesman Rick Schewsbury.