The Delta County School Board is taking a close look at 2018 graduation dates in light of feedback from the community. This year, all four graduation ceremonies were scheduled on Sunday, May 21 -- two at 1 p.m. and two at 4 p.m. A petition from 50 individuals, primarily from the North Fork area, cited conflicts with Sunday worship services. In addition, some family members felt they had to choose between graduation ceremonies that took place at the same time.
At a school board work session June 9, two school board members said they would like to move graduation ceremonies off the weekend entirely, to address those concerns as well as avoid state baseball and state track competitions, which conflict with Saturday ceremonies. School board members briefly discussed holding graduation on consecutive weekday evenings during the week ending May 25, the last day of school. The matter will be discussed with building principals before a decision is finalized.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.