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.