An alternative to Traditional Graduation task force was created back in April to research alternative graduation plans. This task force, composed of administrators, class sponsors, and student representatives, conducted surveys, sought student-voice, consulted the OC Health Department, and received guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education and Governor Andy Beshear. From this collaboration and guidance, a “hybrid” graduation proposal was presented to the Oldham County Board of Education on Thursday, May 14th and was officially approved. Video recording of May 14th OCBE meeting
This hybrid graduation plan combines in-person and virtual elements and allows seniors to walk a stage in their caps in gowns at their school, with immediate family present. Our senior class sponsors have put in countless hours, working diligently to ensure that the ceremony will look and feel special for our graduates and their families. A professional photographer will be present to capture the moment and a professional videographer will be present to record each walk across the stage. Each school will have a final edited video that includes each senior, speeches and performances.
The OCBE also approved funds to hold senior celebrations at each of the high schools later in the summer, as allowable.
The board still hopes to have a traditional graduation ceremony later in the year, but due to constantly changing regulations, we can not put a date on that at this time.
You will receive detailed information on graduation dates, times and logistics directly from your school.
Thank you for being patient with us as we worked to find a way to provide our class of 2020 a dignified celebration of their accomplishments.