Plum School District officials proclaim high school graduation issue resolved
Plum School District officials have resolved a graduation issue that could have prevented many seniors from attending commencement.
Graduation is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 6 at the high school, 900 Elicker Road.
The ceremony was originally planned that day, but was bumped to June 10 due to cancellations and snow days.
Multiple students went before the school board earlier this year to voice concerns about not attending the ceremony with their fellow classmates due to family trips and other commitments, and lobbied for an earlier date.
Superintendent Brendan Hyland said officials sat down with students within the past month, and were able to change the schedule.
“The students did an excellent and admirable job advocating for themselves,” Hyland said. “We indicated that we are a student centered organization. I think we demonstrated that by working with our students for a solution that works for them and also adheres to the law. I want these kids to have a win. They deserve it.”
The law requires students receive 180 days of instruction. Waivers are possible through the state Department of Education.
The district’s calendar still lists June 10 as the last day of school and June 7 as a snow makeup day.
More information about graduation is available at pbsd.net.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, email@example.com or via Twitter .