Did your kid get their diploma when they graduated, or did they get the notice in their folder handed to them on stage that they needed to pick up their actual diploma at a later date?

ABC-7 said the parent of an Andress High graduate was upset that their child got a notice, not a diploma. The note instructing them to show up at school this Thursday to pick up their diplomas is standard operating procedure according to EPISD spokesperson Melissa Martinez. Martinez said Andress was making final grade calculations until the last minute and that means school officials had to make sure every every student met graduation requirements, and therefore would need extra time to get diplomas together. Some parents say the delay in actual diplomas could pose a problem in applying for scholarships and getting college applications filled out.

Other school districts including Canutillo and Socorro ISDs said their students get an actual diplomas on graduation day.