After receiving updated health recommendations, Dublin City Schools leaders have altered the schedule of graduation events for the district’s high school seniors.
The district will release a recorded video for each of the three high schools at 3 p.m. May 23, and the videos will include student speakers and performances, according to a May 7 email to parents. The links will be posted on the district’s website, dublinschools.net, and its social-media channels.
Beginning at 1 p.m. May 24, seniors will have the opportunity to participate in concurrent drive-thru processions at each high school; they will cross an outdoor stage and receive their diplomas in person, according to the email. The events will incorporate social-distancing practices and are expected to occur in phases over several hours.
Dublin Coffman High School has 493 expected graduates, Dublin Jerome High School has 483 and Dublin Scioto High School has 320, according to district spokesman Doug Baker.
The district previously had planned in-person graduation ceremonies in July.
The district adjusted its plan after receiving guidance from the Ohio Department of Education and Franklin County Public Health, Baker said.
The district no longer is moving forward with the initial plan for July, Baker said.
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