Mitchell Graduation And Prom Still On Pending Governor’s Announcement

(MITCHELL) – At this time the 2020 Mitchell High School Graduation is still planned for July 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mitchell High School. However, there have been restrictions put into place to adhere to the 50 percent capacity requirement from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Lawrence County Health Department recommendations, and CDC guidelines.

The graduation will be limited to immediate family members and a maximum of six tickets per student will be given out at this time.

This comes due to the capacity allowed at the Mitchell High School Gym. The announcement on Wednesday can change those plans.

“I do not agree with the limit on just only six tickets. We have a split familiy and some grandparents from our family cannot go because of those restrictions,” said Stephanie Davis who spoke to members of the school board during a recent meeting.

Dr. Mike Wilcox explained re-opening the schools, the 2020 graduation, and plans for the prom.

Mitchell School Board President Chris Shaw and Supertindent Dr. Mike Wilcox encouraged the public to address the board on the matter. However, Davis was the only one who spoke in regards to the graduation.

The prom scheduled for the following evening is still on at this point and plans involve using an outside caterer to supply the food. The format will be outside, and restrictions are limited to only those who attend Mitchell High School.

Stephanie Davis also addressed her concerns on those restrictions because families with disabilities will not be able to come.

“Those with disabilities depend on others to assist them from those who do not attend the school,” said Davis.

Around 30 people attended the Mitchell School board meeting Monday night

The school board asked high school students to weigh in on the matter and they did not get a public response.