TEA updates FAQ on graduation requirements and guidelines for ceremonies

The Texas Education Agency yesterday reiterated some existing rules for graduating seniors while also outlining allowable options for graduation ceremonies. District around the state have been struggling to find ways to honor graduates with a mix of ideas around videos, car processions, virtual ceremonies and social distancing in outdoor venues.

The one clear point established by TEA is that no large indoor ceremonies will be allowed. Outdoor ceremonies under the guidelines can occur on or after June 1, with the exception that “between May 15 and May 31, 2020, an outdoor ceremony will be permitted in a rural county that has an attestation as described in the ‘Texans Helping Texans: The Governor’s Report to Open Texas’ (April 27, 2020) that remains in effect 7 days prior to the ceremony.”

Read more on the issue in the Texas Tribune.