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Wake County Schools holds out hope for Class of 2020 commencement

When Wake County Public School System was planning out commencement week, in the pre-pandemic days, this was supposed to be the "better" year, logistically.

The crush of graduation ceremonies that clog downtown streets in June would be split between two venues; some at the Raleigh Convention Center; others over at Reynolds Coliseum at NC State.

Planners had hopes that commencement in 2020 would be markedly less chaotic.

Now, of course, all of the planning is in limbo. But the school board, Tuesday night, was still not giving up hope.

"We have very few rites of passage in our community. And certainly, high school graduation is one of those rites of passage," said District 6 WCPSS Board Member Christine Kushner.

Full ABC11 coverage here.