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BBCHS Graduation plan takes step back due to State Superintendent’s announcement

BBCHS ‘Drive Thru’ Graduation is on hold due to State Superintendent’s announcement earlier today postponing any such events.

Dr. Carmen Ayala, Illinois’ State Superintendant of Schools, announced Wednesday afternoon plans of any kind to end the school year have been canceled, including drive –through graduation ceremonies. 

In a message to members of the Illinois State Board of Education, Dr. Ayala wrote:

In-person graduation ceremonies of any kind are not allowed at this time. This directive extends to drive-through graduation ceremonies or events where students come in small groups to the school or another location for a photo or to walk across a stage. The Governor’s extended stay-at-home order prohibits group gatherings. I join you in hoping that events can resume in person sooner rather than later, but that time is not now.”

Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School released a plan to parents and students that allowed for students to drive-thru to graduate for their ceremony, allowing for a professional video to be shot and aired at a later date. 

BBCHS is expected to release a statement to parents and students sometime in the next 24 hours regarding the news.

You can read the full weekly message here.

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