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Jefferson City School District has again postponed its graduation commencement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

JC Schools hopes to have its commencement at 7 p.m. July 10.

The school district was unable to move forward with the June 12 commencement because of current social distancing restrictions, especially since seniors and their families prefer doing one, in-person graduation, according to its Facebook post Friday.

"When surveyed, our senior families and students expressed the desire to have a traditional graduation ceremony, as a single group," Superintendent Larry Linthacum said. "With a graduating class of nearly 600 students, we did not feel that was feasible under the current social distancing guidelines, but we are hopeful that conditions will allow for this on one of the alternate July dates."

If the school district can't hold the July 10 ceremony, it has a third backup date: July 31. This would be the district's final attempt for a traditional graduation ceremony, the Facebook post states.

If the school district can't do a single-group commencement, it will do a split graduation Aug. 1.

JC Schools is still planning several other events including prom, baccalaureate and awards night.

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