Smoke Signals

Graduation Set for Friday, June 1; Last Day, June 6

Back to Article
Back to Article

Graduation Set for Friday, June 1; Last Day, June 6

Kathryn Gallenstein, Editor-In-Chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






It has been so long since graduation has been set before the last day of school that Director of Pupil
Personnel Greg Hollon was unable to provide records that acknowledge its last occurrence.

Graduation will be held on Friday, June 1, and diplomas will be available for pickup at the school on June 6, the last day of school.

The Board of Education made all these decisions at its regular meeting April 17.

Because there is technically one more instructional day that could be waived by the Board, Gordon Parido motioned for the last day of school to be June 5.

This way of proceeding would have had Clark County students attending the required 170 days. This motion was defeated 2-3, the two in favor being Gordon Parido and Ashley Ritchie.

Judy Hicks then motioned that the last day of school be held on June 6, putting the attended days count at 171, one over the state requirement.

Earlier in the meeting Hicks explained her reasoning.

“I think a three-day week will get a better show of attendance district wide than just coming back for two days,” said Hicks, who added, “…We are not a minimum district,” a phrase she
referred to as her “mantra.”

Hick’s motion for 171 instructional days was voted unanimously in favor, 5-0.

As stated in the March issue of Smoke Signals, the School Calendar regulation in 702-KAR 7:140, Section 1 (5) states: “Graduation ceremonies may be held before the end of the student instructional year. Diplomas shall be distributed after completion of the students’ instructional year.”

About the Writer
Kathryn Gallenstein, Editor-In-Chief

Kathryn Gallenstein is a Senior and second-year Smoke Signals member. Her favorite TV show of all-time is How I Met Your Mother and her color of choice...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Graduation Set for Friday, June 1; Last Day, June 6

    2017-18 News

    Board of Ed Approves Complete Construction of Athletic Complex

  • Graduation Set for Friday, June 1; Last Day, June 6

    2017-18 News

    Pension Bill Delivers Blow to Public Education

  • Graduation Set for Friday, June 1; Last Day, June 6

    2017-18 News

    Snow Days Continue to Affect Calendar; Graduation Date Still Not Set in Stone

  • Graduation Set for Friday, June 1; Last Day, June 6

    2017-18 News

    School Leaders Speak Out On How to Improve School Safety

  • Graduation Set for Friday, June 1; Last Day, June 6

    2017-18 News

    Cartwright Welds His Way to Scholarship

Navigate Right
The student news site of George Rogers Clark High School
Graduation Set for Friday, June 1; Last Day, June 6