UPDATE: Fayette County BOE changes graduation date to August 1, 2020

UPDATE: FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County Board of Education has announced graduation times for their senior graduation ceremonies.

Fayette County Schools will conduct graduation ceremonies for its high school seniors on August 1, 2020. The Board of Education has changed the date for graduation ceremonies. It was originally planned for June 27, 2020, but it now has been pushed back to August 1.

The ceremonies will take place at Meadow Bridge High School at 9:30 am, Midland Trail High School at 1:30 pm, and Oak Hill High school at 6 pm. Students will be graduating on the football fields. If conditions permit, parents will be seated in the bleachers to view the event. If that is not possible then parents will be permitted to attend the ceremony and watch their student graduate via a jumbo screen provided by the county.

The commencement services will also be broadcast on WZTS, Cozi TV, WZTS Facebook, Roku TV, and The River 107.7 FM.


FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County Board of Education has voted and approved 2020 graduation plans for their seniors.

The board voted 5 to 0 on a modified traditional commencement versus a drive-thru design. Graduation will take place on Saturday, June 27*, 2020, and will be held on the football stadium with students seated six feet apart yet still capable of seeing their friends.  Principals and counselors will be handing out diplomas and supervising class speakers.

Students will still have their picture taken, as well as TV broadcasting live and on the internet via (YouTube).

Students would be dismissed to their parent’s cars to leave.

Any parents present in bleachers would be based on the approval of the Fayette County Health Department, this would only apply if large gatherings are prohibited, or if there is a cap on how many people can be together at once.

A time for graduation has not been set yet.

*Note, If the Governor were to prohibit large gatherings through June 27, graduation would be moved to Saturday, July 18, 2020.  If large crowds are still prohibited on July 18, 2020, then graduation will be moved to Saturday, August 1, 2020.

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