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Commencement ceremonies to take place at fairgrounds

by DEVIN WEEKS
Staff Writer | May 5, 2020 1:49 PM

The Coeur d’Alene School Board unanimously voted on Monday to move forward with a high school graduation ceremony plan that will comply with recommendations and guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and the Idaho State Board of Education with approval from Panhandle Health District.

“Drive-in” commencement events will take place at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, allowing for six feet of social distancing between vehicles and taking safety measures so students may cross a stage in cap and gown.

Exact dates and times are still tentative. Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school districts are working together to create memorable events for their grads.

“This is going to be like no other graduation we’ve seen, or probably, hopefully, will ever see again,” said Coeur d’Alene School Board Chairman Casey Morrisroe. “It’ll be a heck of a story in 20 years.”