New Braunfels ISD announces in-person graduation plans

New Braunfels ISD will hold an in-person graduation ceremony June 5 at 8 p.m. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New Braunfels ISD will hold an in-person graduation ceremony June 5 at 8 p.m. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

New Braunfels ISD will hold an in-person graduation ceremony June 5 at 8 p.m. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

At a virtual board meeting held May 18, the New Braunfels ISD board of trustees announced plans to hold an in-person graduation ceremony June 5 at 8 p.m. at the New Braunfels High School stadium.

The decision comes after Gov. Greg Abbott announced that Texas school districts may hold outdoor graduation ceremonies beginning June 1.

Guidelines released by the Texas Education Agency require districts to continue to enforce social distancing measures among those in attendance by limiting the number of guests and staff in attendance and keeping 6 feet or more of space between participants.

According to Superintendent Randy Moczygemba, each graduate will be allowed three guest tickets and one car pass per family due to limited space at NBHS and efforts to adhere to TEA guidelines.

“In order to keep the six-foot distance, you have to skip every other row in the stadium,” Moczygemba said. “And then when you put six feet of distance between every family unit, it’s down to pretty much 25% capacity.”


Graduates will also be provided with masks for the ceremony and guests are encouraged to wear a mask when entering and exiting the stadium.

Comal ISD previously announced that it will hold graduation ceremonies June 2-5 at each campus.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.