Leander ISD moves 2020 graduations to July, offers three scenarios

Leander High School's Class of 2019 celebrates in the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. (Courtesy Leander ISD)
Leander High School's Class of 2019 celebrates in the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. (Courtesy Leander ISD)

Leander High School's Class of 2019 celebrates in the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. (Courtesy Leander ISD)

Due to coronavirus concerns, Leander ISD's Class of 2020 graduations have been rescheduled to July 9-11 in the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, the district announced May 1.

The district has also proposed three scenarios—from full seating to partial seating to no audience—depending on the severity of the coronavirus pandemic as graduation time nears.

The new schedule is:

July 9

9 a.m.-noon: Cedar Park High School

1-4 p.m.: Vandegrift HS

July 10

9 a.m.-noon: Leander HS

1-4 p.m.: Rouse HS

July 11

9 a.m.-noon: Vista Ridge HS

1-4 p.m.: Glenn HS.

This 2020 commencements had originally been scheduled for May 28 and 30.

New Hope High School will hold a virtual graduation, but graduates will walk with their high school in July.

Which scenario LISD uses for the commencements will be announced by June 19, according to the release.

The three scenarios are:

Scenario 1: traditional ceremony, full audience, live stream

Scenario 2: limited seating with full ceremony, provide all elements of ceremony, smaller number of tickets and guests, audience seated using social distancing guidelines, live stream

Scenario 3: no audience, in-person experience for seniors recorded for full virtual experience, shortened ceremony with pre-recorded speeches, parents may watch their senior receive diploma, a video on the ceremony will be produced after the commencement.

LISD’s high school principals and administration have for weeks been discussing alternatives to the original commencements, according to LISD officials.

In April, Austin ISD postponed its ceremonies until August.


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