After close to an hour and of half of discussion Monday night, the Aitkin School Board voted 4-3 to hold graduation at the football field May 29 in cars.

If the weather holds, graduates and their family will be able to drive onto the field and park for the graduation. Cars will be spaced out, and graduates will be able to drive up and "walk" to receive their diploma.

The long discussion featured one failed vote to hold graduation in person, but a week later on June 5. School Board member Joe Ryan proposed that option, and the idea gained support from most of those in the audience.

A crowd of about 40 showed up to discussion graduation at the meeting.

With the approved motion, the school board left option the possibility of an in-person graduation ceremony later in the summer. For the full story, see the May 27 edition of the Aitkin Independent Age.

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