There will be changes in the venue and the number of guests allowed, but your senior WILL get to walk in Mobile County. All 3,500 of them.
The Mobile County Public School System is amending the graduation plan, under the Governor's revised order,"to allow for a more traditional graduation experience that our students deserve."
Here are the basics of the revised graduation exercises, from Superintendent Chresal D. Threadgill:
- All high school graduation ceremonies traditionally held at the USA Mitchell Center will now take place inside Ladd Stadium. The schedule, to include dates and times for ceremonies, will be communicated by each school.
- All graduates will participate in a traditional graduation ceremony, dressed in cap and gown, while adhering to the six-foot social-distancing rule.
- In order to protect the safety of all involved, spectators will be allowed to attend the ceremony with each graduate being limited to five (5) tickets.
- Tickets will be taken up at the gate and those without a ticket will not be allowed entry.
- All schools will practice for ceremonies before the actual ceremony time so graduates will be familiar with how the ceremonies will take place.
- Additional information will be communicated either today or tomorrow from each high school, detailing more specifics related to graduation ceremonies.
Saraland and Chickasaw have their own plans too, and Baldwin county says they are working toward doing something similar.