SUGAR LAND, Texas – Fort Bend ISD made an important graduation announcement on Twitter Monday night.
The district said it plans to postpone graduation until July. In addition, schools will likely be virtual for the rest of the year.
The announcement comes after the students’ May 30 graduation date was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The class of 2020 and senior families expressed the desire to postpone graduation in order to attempt to have an in-person ceremony after the end of the stay at home order.
.@FortBendISD Class of 2020 we want to see you walk across the stage! Important graduation update @SFAHS_Bulldogs @CHS_Rangers @DHS_Vikings @BHS_Broncos @HHS_Canes @KHS_Cougars @EHS_Knightswire @MHS_Buffs @Willowridge_HS @RPHS_Panthers @THS_Tigers pic.twitter.com/xTfqPx2NVl— Charles Dupre (@superdupre) April 14, 2020
The district said student and parent focus groups were formed and have met to give opinions and feedback on how to address proms and 2020 graduation ceremonies.
Charles E. Dupre, Ed.D., said that the district and school officials are doing everything they can to make sure that the class of 2020 will have their moment.
The superintendent said they are also working out the details on how to handle proms and other year-end events.
“We are also talking to each principal about how to determine the best way to do proms and other campus-based events. That will be decided on a locals basis. We will ask our class officers, our leaders to work with their principals to determine any kind of makeup events,” Dupre said.