Pinellas County School District Pursues Graduation Ceremonies At Tropicana Field
The Pinellas County School District and Tampa Bay Rays are working to ensure area high school seniors receive a traditional graduation ceremony at Tropicana Field.
The district plans to schedule in-person ceremonies in June or July in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention distancing guidelines.
Graduation Update:— Pinellas County Schools (@my_pcs) April 20, 2020
To preserve traditional graduation ceremonies, PCS is working with the Tampa Bay Rays regarding dates in June or July for graduation at Tropicana Field if CDC guidelines and the MLB schedule allow. We'll update families as information becomes available. pic.twitter.com/nLN3fYfWrl
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School Superintendent Michael Grego says that while there are still many details to work out, the school district recognizes the importance of ceremonies for graduating seniors.
May ceremonies across Hillsborough County have been canceled.
Answers to school closure questions, graduations & a new Resource page for our families. Hillsborough Responds: https://t.co/SFgTMLavBe pic.twitter.com/zii9a6wHNu— Hillsborough Schools (@HillsboroughSch) April 19, 2020
The district there will work with school leaders to develop alternate plans, but the board has secured Florida State Fairgrounds for dates in July.
Other Tampa Bay area school boards have yet to finalize graduation plans.