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LOUISVILLE, Ky, (WDRB) -- Seniors in Jefferson County Public Schools would graduate over a three-day period at the end of May, according to a proposal that will be up for school board approval on Tuesday, March 22.

As of Wednesday, the last day of school for JCPS students is Thursday, May 26 -- and the tentative graduation schedule provides that no graduation ceremony will be held prior to the last student day.

If approved by the school board, the Class of 2016 graduations will be held May 26-28, 2016 at various locations across Louisville, including Durrett Auditorium, the Iroquois Amphitheater and in Broadbent Arena, the East Hall and Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Here is the *tentative* schedule, which would remain in effect pending no school closings due to inclement weather after the board approves it on Tuesday. (There is another option that adds one day and is in effect if there are school closings due to inclement weather).

Thursday, May 26, 2016

  • Jefferson County High, 4 p.m. at Durrett Auditorium (Gheens Academy)
  • Southern High, 5 p.m. at Broadbent Arena
  • Seneca High, 5 p.m. at Freedom Hall
  • Valley High, 5 p.m. at East Hall
  • duPont Manual, 8 p.m. at Freedom Hall
  • Ballard High, 8 p.m. at Broadbent Arena
  • Iroquois High, 8 p.m. at the Iroquois Amphitheater

Friday, May 27, 2016

  • Academy @ Shawnee, 9 a.m. at Durrett Auditorium (Gheens Academy)
  • Doss High School, 9 a.m. at Broadbent Arena
  • Waggener High School, 9 a.m. at East Hall
  • Louisville Male High, 9 a.m. at Freedom Hall
  • The Brown School, 12 p.m. at the school
  • Fern Creek High, 12 p.m. at Broadbent Arena
  • Moore High, 12 p.m. at East Hall
  • Pleasure Ridge Park High, 12 p.m. at Freedom Hall
  • Liberty High, 3 p.m. at Durrett Auditorium (Gheens Academy)
  • Central High, 3 p.m. at Broadbent Arena
  • Atherton High, 3 p.m. at Freedom Hall
  • Eastern High, 6 p.m. at Freedom Hall
  • Phoenix School of Discovery, 6 p.m. at Durrett Auditorium (Gheens Academy)
  • Fairdale High, 7 p.m. at Broadbent Arena

Saturday, May 28, 2016

  • Jeffersontown High, 9 a.m. at Broadbent Arena
  • Butler High, 9 a.m. at Freedom Hall
  • Western High 12 p.m. at Freedom Hall
  • Reporter Antoinette Konz covers K-12 education for WDRB News. She can be reached at 502-585-0838 or @tkonz on Twitter.

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