California Calls For School Districts To Provide Graduation Attire At No Cost

For the first time, California “has called on school districts to provide graduation attire at no cost to students or their families if required during the diploma ceremony,” the Sacramento (CA) Bee (5/5, Kalb) reports. The move “stems from a new California law, which took effect last year and strengthened a prohibition on charging fees for integral parts of public education.” Although “the Elk Grove Unified School District was among the earliest in Sacramento to embrace the state’s graduation missive,” some large districts in the region “did not know about the state Department of Education policy on caps and gowns.”