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Questions surround final months of school year for CCSD seniors

(KLAS) —
Graduation ceremonies at CCSD schools are still scheduled, but
many seniors question if they’ll still happen after UNLV and other schools
postpone spring commencement.

Stepping back on campus was a
surreal moment for Coronado High School senior, Savannah Gardner.

“There’s no one here,”
said Gardner. “Because normally it’s a Thursday lunchtime, and this would be
full, completely full, there’d be nowhere to park.”

Instead, Gardner parks at
home to continue her studies online, making different memories from a typical
senior year.            

“There’s so much
pressure behind the activities that you’re supposed to do as a senior that
we’re not getting to do,” Gardner said.

CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara
briefly talked about school functions at Monday’s board of trustees meeting,

“There have been
different discussions but we’re not working on it, we’re deliberating and
seeing, waiting by April 16 what happens,” Jara said.

Students are also wondering
about graduation. The CCSD website says commencements are still scheduled, but
some worry about not having enough credits to earn a diploma, since distance
learning classwork is not graded.

“So, now with not
knowing when, what’s happening, how I’m getting those credits if they’re using
last quarters grades?” asked Las Vegas Academy Senior Arius Faafiu.

Dr. Jara says roughly 7,000 CCSD
seniors are credit deficient. The board of trustees stresses the class of 2020
is a focus right now.

“Those kids they don’t
have time to make this couple months up later next year,” said board
president Lola Brooks.

CCSD is continuing to work
with the Nevada Department of Education to determine options for students to
earn credit during this time.