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NJ To Allow Live Graduations Starting In July, Gov. Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey school districts will be permitted to hold outdoor graduation ceremonies with social distancing beginning in July, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday.

Murphy made the announcement on Twitter, saying the ceremonies, which can begin July 6, must “comply with social distancing – ensuring the health and safety of all in attendance.”

The order permitting outdoor graduation ceremonies applies to middle school and high school graduations, as well as colleges/universities, a news release from Murphy’s office said Tuesday. Specific guidance would be released by the state Department of Education and the Secretary of Higher Education on Wednesday.

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Holmdel BOE President Pushes Murphy For In-Person Graduations

HOLMDEL, NJ — On Friday, Vicky Flynn, president of the Holmdel Board of Education — and who is also running for a seat on the Township Committee — wrote a letter to Gov. Murphy, asking him to allow in-person high school graduations.

“Members of our community are requesting that we do whatever we can to advocate in favor of a live graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 and their families,” wrote Flynn in her letter.

“(It’s) unclear why we can go to the beach, but not mark an important event in their family history,” she wrote.

Flynn said she

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