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Shuman v. Cumberland Valley Sch. Dist – Case Brief Summary (Pennsylvania)

Shuman v. Cumberland Valley Sch. Dist., 113 Pa. Commw. 63, 536 A.2d 490 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1988), appeal denied, 527 Pa. 658, 593 A.2d 428 (Pa. 1991) involved a student in a public high school who was expelled on graduation day, after completing his studies.

The court held that the student was entitled to his degree.

The court, however, emphasized the "extreme narrowness of its holding" and made it clear that it was basing its decision entirely on a state statute that required a high school to issue a certificate to each student that satisfactorily completed the required course of instruction. Id. at 492.