By Ray King

The White Hall School District is planning a graduation ceremony to honor its seniors, according to Superintendent Doug Dorris.

Dorris said the State Education Department has said previously that schools were barred from conducting any ceremonies until July and the district is making contingency plans if the state says no to the proposal.

On another subject, Dorris said the district is serving about 2,000 meals per day for students and plans to continue to do that a least through the end of May, although that could change.

“We haven’t got a directive from the State Department (of Education) telling us what we can and can’t do,” he said.

The district is beginning the process of removing trees at the site of the future auditorium at White Hall High School, Dorris said, adding that there are more than 100 trees that will have to be removed. Construction of the actual building is scheduled to start in August.

The district is still accepting applications from parents of students who will be in kindergarten this fall and Dorris said parents can go to any elementary school from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pick up a registration packet.