Graduation dates remain uncertain

Published 4:14 pm Monday, May 4, 2020

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Chilton County Schools released a statement on May 4 announcing that a final decision on dates for graduation and proms was being delayed.

The school system hopes to make a decision on May 18.

However, tentative dates have been released as follows:

– Jemison High School June 6 at Panther Stadium

– Maplesville High School June 9 at Maplesville

– Verbena High School June 10 at Verbena

– Thorsby High School June 11 at Thorsby

– Chilton County High School June 12 at Tiger Stadium

– Isabella High School June 12 at Isabella

All ceremonies are tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m.

With the implementation of a safer-at-home order by Gov. Kay Ivey in effect until May 15, the school system has delayed a final decision.

“Our hope, based on the ongoing health situation, is that we can offer a prom to our students this summer, but at this point, we don’t have a definitive answer,” the release stated. “… If we announce a reschedule of the June graduations, graduations will be rescheduled for the week of July 6-11. Our last option is a virtual graduation. We will address that if public health and safety will not allow us to safely graduate in June or July … Our hope is to reschedule kindergarten graduations in some form during June. We will plan to schedule those the week of June 15-18. Date and time to be determined by individual schools.”

Those with specific questions should contact their student’s principal.