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Could Las Cruces Public Schools see a ‘normal’ graduation in May 2021?

Written by Mamie M. Arndt

LAS CRUCES – During Tuesday’s Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Karen Trujillo and the board discussed potential plans for high school graduation, staff vaccinations and priorities for this year’s budget.

Trujillo said the district has reserved the Field of Dreams for May 21 and 22 in hopes that health orders will permit in-person graduation ceremonies for the six high schools in the district.

She said this is the district’s first choice, but students should also prepare for a drive-thru graduation similar to 2020 in case the pandemic does not allow a traditional  ceremony.

“We’re really hoping for the best,” Trujillo said. “We just wanted everybody to know that if they are making plans that they can plan for the regularly scheduled days of graduation.”

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Mamie M. Arndt