It is fitting that a school year featuring a freak August hurricane and a freak October blizzard would conclude with a freak June heat wave.
Both high schools graduate this evening at 6:00 pm. We will be taking extra precautions to provide for everyone’s comfort during the program. The details vary a bit from school to school and messages have been going out from the schools directly to the graduates and their families. Cooling stations will be available to anyone who needs a break from the heat; medical staff will be on duty; water will be provided. We are also trying to speed along the ceremony itself so that we can finish the proceedings as rapidly as possible without compromising the dignity of the event.
It is the custom in Fairfield for the superintendent to alternate between the two high schools for graduation. Last year I attended the ceremony at Fairfield Warde High School. Tonight I will be on the football field at Fairfield Ludlowe High School.
As we hit summer these blog entries may be more scattered as I take some time off. However, I will be continuing my series of posts on the impact of the Ed Reform legislation on Fairfield. I expect that we will get more guidance over the summer from the State Department of Education that will clarify exactly what is coming and when.