CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For many Coral Springs high school seniors, the graduation ceremony marks the final chapter of their Broward County education experience.
But with the coronavirus crisis, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that students are going to walk across stages to accept their diplomas as planned in May and June.
This doesn’t mean, though, that there won’t be some kind of graduation ceremonies.
Over the weekend, Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said in his weekly update that the district is looking at “alternative graduation methods.”
“I asked staff to research alternative graduation methods as we need to be proactive in case, we are not able to have traditional graduations due to the pandemic,” he said in a recorded video released on Saturday.
Runcie added that he wants students to offer ideas on how best to mark the completion of high school for thousands of students in the county.
“I am a big proponent of student voice,” he said. “So, we have been holding discussions with a group representing two student representatives from each high school to work on alternative options that they will present to me next week for consideration.”
Runcie also discussed in his video updates on online learning, food distribution at schools, virtual meetings with teachers, and mental health.
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