Kansas school district planning graduation ceremony at drive-in

Kansas school district planning graduation ceremony at drive-in
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A school district in Kansas is planning to hold graduation ceremonies for the senior class at a local drive-in movie theater to honor the students while maintaining social distance guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Kansas City Public Schools will hold six nights of graduation ceremonies at the Boulevard Drive-In Theatre, the district announced Tuesday. 

Senior names will be displayed on the big movie theater screen. 

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“While we plan to continue to honor social distancing rules, this celebration will definitely be memorable,” the district said in the announcement.  

The plan has been approved by the school board, the mayor of Wyandotte County and the county health department, according to the district. 

The school district said more details about the ceremonies will be released later. 

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) last month announced schools across the state would be closed for the remainder of the school year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Kansas health department has confirmed 3,738 COVID-19 cases statewide.