Monterey company to help displaced Katrina students get diplomas
Monterey, CA – Louisiana high school students scattered across the country after Hurricane Katrina face a major obstacle to getting their diploma. Their classes back home have prepared them for the Louisiana high school exit exam not the exit exam in their temporary home. So the Louisiana Department of Education is offering what it calls the Distance Diploma program to let current 11th and 12th graders displaced by the storm take the test and graduate. But as KAZU's Ben Adler reports, the biggest problem could be actually finding the students.