Fort Smith Public Schools Considers Other Options for Graduation

For Immediate Release:
June 17, 2020

Contact: Christina Williams, Coordinator of Public Information
Fort Smith Public Schools Considers Other Options for Graduation
Fort Smith, AR, June 17, 2020 – Fort Smith Public Schools will not hold traditional graduation ceremonies for Northside High School and Southside High School at their respective football fields due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. The school district is considering other options to deliver a memorable graduation experience for its 1,014 graduating high school students. Graduation dates are still set for July 6 (Northside) and July 7 (Southside). The district will provide more information soon for graduating seniors and their families.

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