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PYT Client Alert: Graduation Amid COVID-19

Graduation Ceremony Plans Checklist for Rural Schools

As discussed in the graduation webinar hosted by TREA on Tuesday, April 28, TEA has approved virtual graduation plans for school districts.

They are working on releasing in-person graduation guidelines soon. TREA has created a checklist to follow should the district choose to host an in-person graduation ceremony.

TEA Resources on Graduation

2020 Seniors Guidance and Graduation FAQ

Guidance on Individual Graduation Committees

NCAA Eligibility FAQ

PYT's The School Zone Podcast: Handling Graduation with COVID-19

Join host, David Torres, as he re-broadcasts a webinar from April 28, 2020 conducted by TREA Exec. Director, Bill Tarleton discussing how school districts are planning to perform graduation ceremonies while still observing health safety protocols and Orders from government officials.

Panel includes Superintendents Cody Newcomb (Center Point ISD); Adam Ivy (Thorndale ISD), Dr. Andrew Siegrest (Tidehaven ISD), Pastor Charlie Johnson (Pastors for Texas Children) and Blake Powell.

COVID-19 Trends as of 4/29

Today's COVID-19 Trends report is pulled from the numbers reported on April 29, 2020. Chris Tackett will begin sharing his reports on his Medium page starting with today's reports. This will allow you to see the charts and numbers in a more streamlined way.

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