NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WFFT) — Another Allen County school district announced it will now have to adjust its high school graduation ceremony plans due to the state's adjusted plans amid the coronavirus pandemic.
East Allen County Schools announced Friday they will now have a livestream for its graduation ceremonies at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum via YouTube.
Class of 2020
Per Governor Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-35 along with guidance from the Allen County Department of Health, the officials with the school district said they are required to change their graduation ceremony plans.
Based on the Holcombs new order the site or venue may only have a total of 250 people with social distancing requirements that can be maintained.
This applies to indoor and outdoor events.
"Our goal from the beginning was to have live ceremonies which included students and families; however, due to Stage 4.5 of the Governor’s plan we will be hosting a virtual ceremony for our students at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Families will be able to watch the video via livestream as it is taking place," EACS officials said in a release.
This video will be available on our YouTube page soon after each ceremony is over.
"The traditional ceremony would have been our first option but due to circumstances beyond our control, we are having to make adjustments," EACS added. "This will serve as a lasting memory for the Class of 2020 to view and share forever."
Therefore, we want to provide students with an opportunity to be recognized and celebrate their accomplishments.
The district says 2020 graduates will receive their diploma during the ceremony.
Only students will be allowed to enter the coliseum.
- July 10 – 7 p.m. (Leo High School)
- July 11 – 2 p.m. (New Haven High School)
- July 12 – 2 p.m. (Woodlan High School)
- July 13 – 7 p.m. (Heritage High School)
- July 14 – 7 p.m. (East Allen University)
Ceremonies will be livestreamed on Youtube. The access link is rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2
The video is "Join us as we celebrate the class of 2020 graduating from our five EACS High Schools."