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Centralia R-VI issues decisions on prom, graduation

Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:08 am

There will be a prom.

There will be a graduation.

Those are the take-aways from a recent Centralia R-VI School District news release.

“Due to restrictions in Boone County, CHS will not be able to host a Prom event in 2021. Although we have known this outcome was likely, sponsors have been planning, preparing, and hoping for the best. Because of their hard work in doing so, we have a variety of preplanning in place and are more than willing to share those plans with any parent or civic group that can operate with more freedom to hold the event.”

Steven Chancellor, R-VI superintendent provided some clarification regarding the prom.

“It’s not that we don’t want to have a prom,” he said. “We do. But if we did it the way the county wants us to, it would not be a lot of fun for the kids.”

He said the district administration had been working on a set of dual plans and is in the process of handing those plans to a parent group interested in holding the prom.

“There is a parent group willing to take it over,” he said.

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.