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Minico High School Says It Will Hold In-Person Graduation, Despite Idaho Governor's Guidelines

Alan Yoo

In the next few weeks, tons of Idaho seniors will be cheered on online, at car parades, even on the big screen at drive-in movie theaters. These are just some of the creative ways schools are honoring the class of 2020 at a distance.


But Minico High School in Rupert is planning to hold an in-person graduation for 190 seniors plus their parents, the Times-News reported, which would violate Gov. Brad Little's orders against holding public gatherings before mid-June.


The ceremony on the football field will be on May 21, more than three weeks before Gov. Brad Little’s staged plan could permit gatherings of more than 50 people, if the necessary criteria are met.


Ken Cox, the superintendent for the Minidoka County School District, told the Times-News that the police department and sheriff’s office will help keep people spaced at least six feet apart. 

The South Central Public Health District expressed concerns about the graduation, as the date the district scheduled it for is too soon to comply with the state’s reopening. 

Find reporter Rachel Cohen on Twitter @racheld_cohen

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