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PDE Guidance (*UPDATED 5/15/20 – 3:40 p.m.) Regarding Commencement Ceremonies 2020

Should schools hold graduation ceremonies and end of school year activities?

Graduation activities are a local decision made by each school. PDE does not approve a school’s graduation plan. 

Schools may hold virtual high school graduation and other end of school year ceremonies during the COVID-19 closure. The safety and security of all students and school communities are a priority for the commonwealth and all chief school administrators. Currently, restrictions on gatherings larger than ten people and aggressive social distancing recommendations are in place in some counties of the commonwealth. When closure restrictions are lifted by the Governor, schools may consider the appropriateness of holding such gatherings.