The Utopia Independent School District will hold its 2020 graduation on Saturday, May 16, outside in the Utopia Shool parking lot between 7-9 p.m. with public health restrictions imposed in the fight against the coronavirus.
Based on guidance from state officials and legal counsel, Utopia ISD officials said each student will be allowed to bring 10 guests, but each group in the parking lot will be limited to five people.
All attendees will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to entering the parking lot as required by the Texas Education Agency.
Screening will begin at 6 p.m.
Graduate reserved seating will be blocked off, and five chairs will be provided per graduate.
Beyond the reserved area, all others wishing to view the graduation ceremony are asked to participate from their vehicles and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The school is located at 258 School St. in Utopia.