Morris Schools Superintendent Troy Ferguson told the KMRS Community Connection that the school district consulted with many entities before making its decision to have a virtual commencement for the Class of 2020. These included discussions with the State’s Departments of Health and Education, public health and law enforcement officials, as well as the district’s attorney and insurance carrier.
“One of the things that we found, there are exemptions for communicable diseases in our policy and every other district’s policy, at least according to our insurance company,” said Ferguson. “And so, if something did happen COVID-related, the District’s policy would not cover any losses or any lawsuits. And there is no such thing as a rider that we could purchase to cover COVID-19 now.”
The Morris Area High School commencement program will be released as a video to view 7 p.m. Friday, May 29 on YouTube.