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Fayette County Public Schools releases schedule for 2017 graduation ceremonies at Rupp Arena

Although Friday May 19, was the last day of classes in Fayette County Public Schools, high school graduations couldn’t be held that weekend because Rupp Arena was already booked with an Alltech conference.

FCPS released this schedule for its 2017 commencements on these first-available dates at Rupp Arena.

The schedule:

Wednesday May 24

4 p.m. – Lafayette High School
7:30 p.m. – Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Thursday May 25

12:30 p.m. – Henry Clay High School
4 p.m. – Tates Creek High School
7:30 p.m. – Bryan Station High School

For more information, call the graduating senior’s school.

Each spring, FCPS waits until the threat of wintry weather is past and all make-up days are set before announcing graduation dates. State law requires school districts to make up every day missed so that the school year contains at least 170 days of teaching and learning and 1,062 instructional hours.

There is no exception unless FCPS misses 20 consecutive days or a change is approved by the governor or General Assembly.

In 2016-17, FCPS canceled classes only once, on Jan. 6, and the makeup date was March 17. Therefore, the last day of classes falls on May 19, which is the actual scheduled end date.

From FCPS Communications

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