Georgia school district promises quick fix after printing mistake on graduates’ diplomas

As hundreds of middle Georgia students crossed the stage at graduation this month, some noticed something wrong with their diplomas – the date.

In a photo obtained by WGXA-TV, diplomas for some Bibb County students had the date May 19, 1931, printed on them.


In a statement to the TV station, the school district said:

“We understand the impact this error has on our graduates, and we want to assure you that we are taking immediate action to rectify the situation. We want to emphasize that this error does not in any way diminish students’ accomplishments and achievements as graduates. Their hard work and commitment deserve to be properly recognized! We are working closely with the printing company to expedite the reprinting process and ensure that every affected student receives the accurate and corrected diplomas they deserve.”

The district told WGXA that it will notify graduates when they can pick up their corrected diploma, saying, “We understand the urgency and are committed to making this right for each and every student.”