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Student information can be customized by transcript service to eliminate disciplinary histories

May 17, 2019

A service that will electronically deliver official transcripts for students in the Lake Havasu Unified School District can be customized to exclude any disciplinary history. The modification was suggested by board member John Masden at the board’s April 16 meeting. Masden believed the “notes” part of a transcript detailing disciplinary actions should be withheld.

The first presentation of the modification was unanimously approved by the board at its May 7 meeting.

Scottsdale-based Parchment will provide the transcript transmission service. All student transcripts beginning with the 2019-2020 school year will be sent electronically by Parchment to colleges and universities when a student requests it.

District Superintendent Diana Asseier also noted at the meeting that students have the option to opt in or opt out of the transcript service offered by Parchment.

Currently, transcripts from Lake Havasu High School are mailed. That will end with the close of the 2018-19 school year. The school district chose Parchment’s services because there have been instances when transcripts have failed to meet their intended destinations. This creates a problem for the school, student s and parents, Havasu High Principal Scott Becker said previously. He initially introduced Parchment to the board as a way to solve the problem. With the service, transcript transmissions are also tracked and receipt is verified.