Topic:
INDUSTRY (GENERAL); SCHOOLS (GENERAL); VETERANS' AFFAIRS; WOMEN;
Location:
WOMEN;

OLR Research Report


September 9, 2008

 

2008-R-0495

DIPLOMA PROGRAM FOR WORLD WAR II FEMALE-FACTORY WORKERS

By: Ryan F. O'Neil, Research Assistant

You asked if Connecticut has or had a program to award high school diplomas to women who left school to work in factories during World War II.

The state has never had such a program. State statute allows a local or regional board of education to award a diploma only to a veteran of World War II who left school to enter the armed forces and did not receive a diploma as a consequence of his or her service (CGS 10-221a(g)).

State law defines the armed forces as the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force and any reserve component thereof, including the Connecticut National Guard (CGS 27-103(a)(1)).

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