There will be a Centralia High School graduation ceremony, and there will be an awards/scholarship night.
Along with musings regarding summer school, security, the budget and sports, those were some of the takeaways from the May 11 Centralia R-VI School Board meeting.
Matt Smith, CHS principal proposed a three-day “pod” of events starting 6 p.m., Friday June 12 with a senior scholarship and academic awards, followed by an 8 p.m., Saturday June 13 graduation, with June 14 as a rain date. Both events will be outdoors under the football field lights, he said.
Should COVID-19 restrictions from the State of Missouri or Boone County force postponement, Smith said, July dates set aside as a backup plan are as follows:
• Senior scholarship and awards night – 6 p.m., Friday, July 10.
• Graduation ceremony – 8 p.m., Saturday, July 11.
• Weather delayed graduation ceremony – 8 p.m., Sunday, July 12.
These events will not be open to the general public as seating will be reserved for Graduate guests, he said. Seniors will be receiving further directions, including how to secure guest passes, by noon, Wednesday, May 13. “CHS will not be hosting a school sponsored prom this academic year,” he said.
The district’s financial statement was also released.
The district’s fund balance for April was 35 percent, $5,054,876 – based on Funds 1 and 2; it was 40 percent, $5,806,612 – when based on Funds 1, 2 and 3.
Regarding expenses and revenues: by April’s end, for the fiscal year, so far, the total expenses were $14,604,632.84. Total revenues by the end of April were $14,815,105.89.
For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.