KC area graduations postponed amid COVID-19

Some schools will have online ceremonies or wait until later this summer.


National News

May 1, 2020 - 4:33 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The spread of COVID-19 closed schools, ended sport seasons, canceled proms and all but rendered senior year celebrations kaput for the class of 2020.

But one way or another, Kansas City area districts say they will save graduation, The Kansas City Star reported.

Some schools will still hold their ceremonies in May, albeit online. Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools will social distance its pomp and circumstance at a drive-in theater. But most area schools will wait until July, hoping for the traditional caps, gowns and tassels in person.

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