Friday night, 342 Nacogdoches High School seniors will be given the opportunity to walk the stage and pick up their high school diploma. But some graduating seniors have been talking about boycotting the ceremony. They're upset about a district policy that does not allow students who pass their courses, but fail the TAKS test to walk the stage on graduation night.
But by the look of this morning's gathering for the senior picture and graduation rehersal there will be more students walking the stage than not. Principals told us they do 'not' expect a massive boycott of the ceremony. The only person who has publicly announced a boycott is school board member Almarie Henderson. Her attempt to get a more lenient graduation policy failed last week.
We checked around with other Nacogdoches County schools to see what their graduation policy is. We found the majority of schools do have the stricter policy in place. Garrison is the only school that allows students to walk if they have passed all their courses but not the TAKS test. Central Heights has never had a student not pass TAKS. So far they don't have a policy.