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Prom and Grad Bash cancelled

By Staff | Apr 3, 2020

Senior Prom and Grad Bash have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19, decisions that school officials say they made with a heavy heart.

“The hardest part of our job is making tough decisions based on rapidly changing conditions happening in the world,” Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jeff Spiro said. “Prom and Grad Bash have been cancelled. There is nothing to say other than it is sad. It’s sad for students (not) to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

He agrees high school is a special time and, as a former high school principal, Prom was always one of those highlights of the school year.

School Development Executive Director of High Schools Clayton Simmons said they tried to hold off on the decision as long as they possibly could. The decision was made by the entire group of high school seniors.

Both events were cancelled based on the Centers for Disease Control, as well as the Department of Education guidelines.