Signs’ focus is 2020

Grad news expected from KCS next week

The hopes of local high school students, parents and administrators for graduation ceremonies should be addressed next week, according to a Knox County Schools Hall Pass Newsletter e-mail Tuesday, April 28.

“Knox County Schools is continuing to have conversations about how best to honor graduates from the Class of 2020,” the e-mail stated. “We remain committed to holding an in-person ceremony should conditions improve, but are also working on other alternatives.

“We expect to announce a final decision during the week of May 4,” the e-mail further stated.

While signs have gone up promoting the Farragut High School Class of 2020 (See story beginning on page 2B and West Side Faces, page 7B), FHS principal Dr. John Bartlett referred to seniors getting their graduation requirements. He said adjustments have been made to senior credits, from 22 to 20 credits required to graduate.

As for a prom, although FHS has slated a July date, the date is on hold.

Bartlett said, because “there won’t be social distancing,” he observed.