Sarasota County School District Approves Senior Prom, However Bans Dancing
Prom will look and be much different for high school seniors in Sarasota County, this year
It starts with only seniors being allowed to attend.
Then there's this... In a flashback to the classic movie 'Footloose' no dancing will be permitted.
The concern is prom turning into a super-spreader event.
The School District is working with the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County. Their advice, Social distancing and mask-wearing continue to be the best safety protocols for any circumstance.
The Sarasota County School District sent the following guidance to principals for prom:
·* No dancing (please consider the layout of the venue and seating arrangements).
- Games permitted with social distancing guidelines in place.
- Social distancing will be adhered to and masks will be worn. Students would be grouped in pods and a seating chart developed so that in the event a student is positive the entire group in attendance would not have to be quarantined.
- Schools can choose the venue, dress, format and additional safety precautions such as temp checks, etc.
- Only seniors from the individual school may attend.
Questions, reach out to the School District here: www.SarasotaCountySchools.net