School board discusses graduation
By Jarann Johnson
There’s an old saying most people have heard and it goes something like “The show must go on.” Monday night Center-Stanton School board members met and the heart of the meeting focused on executing a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020.
Center-Stanton School Board Superintendent Tracy Peterson told the school board members that Governor Doug Burgum made an executive order allowing graduations.
“With the Governor making an executive order to allow schools to hold graduation on site. Mr. (Robert) Dietchman (high school principal) and I have met, looked at what the Governor and I had set out as guidelines for graduation. We came up with a couple of options we felt our school could manage to fit within those guidelines,” Peterson said.
Peterson said the plan is to go with a May 24 graduation at 2 p.m.
“We are staying within our school board policy on Sunday before Memorial Day. So, at 2 p.m. May 24 graduation. We sent it out to 14 graduates and got 10 responses back from those 10 families. Nine out of 10 wanted it to be held in the gymnasium with the guidelines from the state,” Peterson said. “One of them wanted to be able to have a parade on Main Street. Knowing if we had it in the gym there would be certain restrictions.”