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KHSD votes to hold multiple graduation ceremonies in June

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Posted at 11:35 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 21:42:09-04
  • KHSD Board of Trustees have unanimously agreed to have multiple graduation ceremonies the week of June 22.
  • Only the graduate and two guests are allow to attend.
  • KHSD said they are going to have graduation until a governmental agency says otherwise.

High school graduation ceremonies within the Kern High School District are set to take place in June. The KHSD Board of Trustees approved unanimously on Wednesday a motion to allow physical graduation ceremonies beginning the week of June 22.

KHSD board members said they would hold graduation ceremonies until a governmental agency says otherwise.

Only graduates and two guests will be allowed to attend the ceremony. The proposed plan also includes all 18 schools supplying personal protective equipment for graduates and guests. The board did not specifically say whether masks would be required.

Each ceremony will be held outside at the respective school stadium or track and field area, and schools that don't have an outside area available will stagger ceremonies with other schools.

The board also stated schools will have optional start times and ceremonies will be held at different times over several days. Depending on how hot the weather gets some schools may have the option of starting as late at 8p.m..

The district is still finalizing other details such as how students will receive their diplomas on graduation day and addressing liability of potential exposure to the virus. Trustees said attending the ceremony is optional.

A school official told 23ABC a final schedule with more details should be released in about a week or so.