April 21, 2020–6:54 a.m.
Administrators with the Floyd County School System are keeping a close eye on the calendar as it relates to graduation ceremonies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Floyd County Board of Education got an update Monday from Deputy Superintendent of Operations Scotty Hattaway.
“We are still currently planning to host traditional graduation ceremonies and there are some other options that we have talked about like virtual graduations and such,” he said. “At this time, we are planning to hold these ceremonies on May 22 or May 23 at the current scheduled times.”
The picture will be a bit clearer as we approach May 13, which is the current date the state’s shelter in place order is set to expire.
There are other ways the class of 2020 is being honored.
“This past Friday we began recognizing our seniors by turning on the lights at our football stadium at 8:20 (20:20 military time) and leaving them on for 20 minutes,” Hattaway said. “We are going to continue to do that every Friday night until May 22. We are also in the stages of planning to get some senior student yard signs to honor our students in that manner as well.”
The Floyd County Board of Education is also expected to make a decision soon regarding the cancellation of proms.