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Temple ISD releases end of the year plans for the class of 2020

Posted at 12:54 PM, Apr 20, 2020

TEMPLE, TX — The Temple Independent School District has announced end of year plans for the class of 2020 and the district.

Temple ISD Superintendent Dr. Bobby Ott posted a video assuring 2020 graduating seniors they will be celebrated.

Superintendent Ott says the district has booked 2 dates for graduation ceremonies in the case that social distancing guidelines continue.

Graduation was originally scheduled for May 30 at the Bell County Expo Center.

Due to school closures, graduation has been rescheduled for June 14 at 2 p.m. at the Bell County Expo Center.

"On June 14, we are going to graduate our seniors no matter what," Dr. Ott says.

This is so seniors can move on with their post high school plans.

"If social distancing guidelines are relaxed, we will obviously host a traditional ceremony," says Ott.

If social distancing orders are still in place on June 14, Temple ISD has a plan to host a virtual graduation ceremony. All eligible seniors will officially graduate that day.

Temple ISD will also give their graduating class another chance to hold a tradition ceremony.

The district says they have booked Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Bell County Expo Center for a graduation ceremony in the case that the June 14 ceremony is virtual.

Dr. Ott has also requested the blue victory light at the top of the Wildcat Stadium to turn on every Friday at 8:20 p.m. "When converted to military time, it equals 2020," Ott says. "This is another way to honor you, the graduating class."

Plans for prom and end of the year banquets were also discussed. The full video can be found here.