KY high schools planning alternate graduation ceremonies

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Ky. (WEHT) — High schools across Kentucky are planning other options for graduation ceremonies.

Hopkins County School Superintendent Deanna Ashby says she’s talked with both high school principals on options including a virtual ceremony or having an in-person ceremony later this year.

She says new guidelines make it difficult to have the traditional ceremonies with larger crowds any time soon.

“If you have 250 graduates, per se, and then they all bring in family members, you’re going to have a very large number. So, when will it be safe to do that? December? October? We’re not sure at this moment,” Ashby said.

Ashby says students and parents told her they were heartbroken when they learned there wouldn’t be doing a normal graduation ceremony in May.

Hopkins County’s last school day is scheduled for May 8, and Henderson County’s is set for May 4.

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(This story was originally published on April 21, 2020)

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