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Only clear bags, no balloons or noisemakers allowed at JPS’ graduation at Coliseum

Only clear bags, no balloons or noisemakers allowed at JPS’ graduation at Coliseum
Only clear bags, no balloons or noisemakers allowed at JPS’ graduation at Coliseum(WLBT)
Published: May. 25, 2022 at 1:51 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - There are to be no balloons, signs or noisemakers at Jackson Public Schools’ graduation ceremonies next week.

This is according to a press release sent out by JPS Wednesday morning.

Only clear bags will be allowed when entering the Mississippi Coliseum, which is where the graduation ceremonies are to be held.

Additionally, each guest will be required to enter through a metal detector.

According to JPS, the metal detector and clear bag policy is a requirement made by the Mississippi Coliseum, not the school district.

Other schools, including Madison County Schools and University of Mississippi Medical Center, also have held their ceremonies at the venue, and had a clear bag policy.

Paige Manning, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, stated that the Fairgrounds works with each event promoter “on a case-by-case basis” to determine security measures put into place for that event.

Jackson Public Schools’ graduation ceremonies will be held Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 1. Each commencement program will last approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes allotted for attendees to exit and enter each ceremony.

The graduation ceremony schedule is listed below:

TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2022

SCHOOLS GRADUATION TIMES

Murrah High 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Provine High 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jim Hill High 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2022

SCHOOLS GRADUATION TIMES

Callaway High 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Forest Hill High 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wingfield High 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Lanier High 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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