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Kenosha Unified School District cancels prom, graduation

Wisconsin high school censors student's graduation speech
Posted at 7:12 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 20:12:53-04

KENOSHA — Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) has canceled prom and graduation for the class of 2020.

The district plans to hold a virtual ceremony for graduates, however there will be no in-person ceremony.

The virtual ceremonies will be held on Saturday, July 25, at 5 p.m. The district will be working with Marching Orchards, a company that works to provide top-notch virtual graduation ceremonies.

Students are to keep an eye on their KUSD gmail for an email from Marching Orders that will outline the ceremony and provide instructions regarding what to do next.

KUSD shared the news on Facebook Friday saying, "Please know this was not what we wanted for our students, but their health and safety must be at the forefront of our decisions."

The district made this decision based off of recommendations from the Kenosha County Health Department and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

In a statement on their website, the district wrote, "We cannot thank our families enough for the patience, understanding and support that has been provided throughout this pandemic. We are forever grateful for all our community has done to let our staff and students know that we are not alone and that we will get through this together."

To read their full statement, click here.

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