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LPSS reschedules graduation ceremonies for July

Posted at 5:59 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 18:59:19-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — The Lafayette Parish School System have announced that graduation ceremonies for its high school seniors have been rescheduled for July 9-11.

According to a release from LPSS, district leaders made this decision with the hope that it will be safe to gather for an in-person celebrations by this date.

School officials say that commencement ceremonies for graduating classes will be held at the Cajundome, and that a detailed schedule will be made available in the next week.

The district says it is announcing this change now to give families as much notice as possible.

LPSS says that in the event that it is not advisable to hold in-person commencement ceremonies in July, it will hold virtual graduations.

Students needing diplomas for reasons such as military admissions will have the opportunity to receive diplomas prior to the July ceremonies and will be notified of a pick-up schedule by their individual school.

LPSS commencement ceremonies were scheduled to start May 16, 2020 and conclude May 23, 2020.

There are over 2,000 high school seniors in the Lafayette Parish School System.

Eight schools in the district have a 2020 graduating class: Acadiana High School, Carencro High School, David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy, Early College Academy, Lafayette High School, Northside High School, Ovey Comeaux High School, and Southside High School.

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