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TUSD to hold modified graduation ceremonies

Posted at 6:23 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 03:07:14-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) will move forward with in-person graduation ceremonies, but there will be safety protocols put in place.

Dr. Gabriel Trujillo announced the ceremonies will take place June 25 and 26.

“This is not going to be the normal graduation. WE will be responsible for that all of our graduates follow the appropriate social distancing," said Dr. Trujillo.

He added that students and attendees will be required to wear masks and follow CDC guidelines such as staying six to eight feet apart.
"We will be strongly encouraging those that are vulnerable and have preexisting health conditions that they sit the graduation ceremony out," said Dr. Trujillo.

A venue for the modified ceremonies have not yet been set, according to Dr. Trujillo. He added TUSD is looking at limiting the number of guests per student.

“We of course will be having additional meetings with the Pima County Health Department to make sure that they feel good about what we’re doing and that they feel confident about the precautions we are taking," said Dr. Trujillo.

TUSD has asked all students to use their own caps and gowns, rather than borrow them.