Metro high school threatens to cancel homecoming dance based on student academics

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Some high schoolers in Kansas City, Kansas will need to hustle to make the grade if they want to celebrate a time-honored rite of passage.

Washington High School said it'll hold its homecoming dance this weekend, even though very few students qualify to go right now.

The district requires all students who attend to have overall grades better than 59 percent and fewer than ten tardies.

"We as the adults have to be able to say to our kids, if you want to do the fun things, then take care of your business,” said David Smith with the KCK School District.

Other homecoming activities like the football game and spirit week were never in question.

The district says students who aren't eligible for the homecoming dance right now have a little time to make up any missed work.