By Erica Thomas, managing editor
ASHVILLE — The St. Clair County Schools Superintendent announced plans for graduation, in a letter dated Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
Superintendent Mike Howard said each student will be recognized in a small ceremony during the week of May 18. Each graduate will be given a time slot and only 10 people will be allowed to attend. Three attendees will be from the school and each student may have up to six family members present.
“This will not be a traditional ceremony because we must adapt to the social distancing rules,” Howard said in a letter. “This will not be open to the public.”
Attendees and graduates will be asked to stay in their vehicles until they are notified to enter the building. Congregating on school grounds will not be permitted.
Howard said he has been working with officials to determine the safest way to allow the class of 2020 to have a graduation ceremony.
“Earning your diploma and graduating from high school is an important milestone in your lives, and even though the COVID19 pandemic changed the landscape for your final few months of school, do not allow it to diminish the achievement you have earned,” Howard said.
Principals from each school will be contacting students to schedule a time slot for students. Anyone with questions is asked to contact their school’s principal.