MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Members of the Class of 2021 who attend public school in Marion County will receive either six, eight or 10 graduation tickets, based on class size and capacity limits of graduation venues, officials announced Thursday.
Previously, seniors were informed they would only get six tickets, regardless of class size.
The new decision came after members of the Marion County School Board reached consensus at a Thursday work session, according to school officials.
Under the revised procedure, here’s how many tickets will be allotted to each graduating senior from the following high schools:
- 6 tickets for seniors at Forest and West Port high schools
- 8 tickets for seniors at Belleview and Vanguard high schools
- 10 tickets for seniors at Dunnellon, Lake Weir and North Marion high schools
Six of the seven high school graduation ceremonies are moving to the World Equestrian Center Stadium in Ocala. Vanguard High will remain at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion for its commencement. For graduation schedules, visit Marion County Public Schools website.
Marion County Public Schools said under the new allotment numbers, each school will have equal opportunity to fill its venue to about 50% capacity.
“This maintains safe social distancing between individuals as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for larger outdoor events,” MCPS said in a news release.
In coming weeks, high schools will provide tickets free of charge to their graduating seniors to share with friends and family.
For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at 352-671-7555.