Morris Schools Superintendent Troy Ferguson. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

With each increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the likelihood of a prom for high school juniors and seniors looks smaller and smaller. But the KMRS Community Connection asked Morris Schools Superintendent Troy Ferguson, What about Commencement exercises? Will there be a graduation ceremony this year?

“I stated when I interviewed for this job, my favorite night of the year is commencement — graduation. It’s why we do what we do,” said Ferguson. “We will continue to monitor this. We will follow the guidance, the direction of the state and of the experts. That’s still a ways out. I can’t make any promises. If I had the answer, I would say, Yes. But right now, you know, it looks like that may be a challenge.”

Ferguson said staff and faculty may have to think of creative options to mark the important occasion. On a more positive note, Ferguson said construction will continue on the bus garage and the flooring in the high school, taking advantage of the lack of students in the building to complete those projects perhaps earlier than expected.

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