Tulsa Public Schools officially cancels outdoor graduations

TPS cancels graduation plans as coronavirus numbers rise

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Public Schools has officially canceled any outdoor graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020.

The district has had drive-up graduations for students, but was considering having in-person ceremonies in July.

In a letter sent on June 24, Superintendent Deborah Gist told families that due to the spike in COVID-19, the district will not hold any traditional ceremonies.

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Some recent graduates say they’re disappointed with the decision.

FOX23 spoke with the Memorial High School class vice president who says she was looking forward to seeing her friends and having the formal ceremony like all classes before them.

Other schools districts such as Owasso and Jenks have held traditional ceremonies with social distancing.

TPS students and families can get pictures from the drive-up graduation here.

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