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Tulsa Public Schools to hold 'drive-up' graduations for class of 2020

Posted at 4:55 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 18:23:10-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Public Schools announced Wednesday that it will hold “drive-up” graduations for the class of 2020 in lieu of a traditional ceremony due to COVID-19.

These alternative graduations will be held May 18 through May 22 at each school site, according to a news release by TPS officials.

“While we would all prefer to hold a traditional celebration, the ‘drive-up’ graduation includes the elements that we know matter most to our seniors,” said Superintendent Deborah A. Gist. “This is not, of course, how any of us expected to celebrate the class of 2020, but our school leaders, class sponsors, teachers, and staff are looking forward to creating a meaningful experience for our graduates even if it’s from a distance!”

Gist said that the district hopes to also hold traditional graduation ceremonies in July if social distancing restrictions are lifted and if the Centers for Disease Control advises that it is safe to hold large gatherings, according to the new release.

For more information on the Tulsa Public Schools class of 2020, click here.

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