At its meeting last night, the Board of Education made a bold move, setting an official date for Wilton High School‘s Class of 2020 graduation–four months ahead of when the Board usually makes that decision. Typically the BOE waits to set the date until after April 1, in order to assess where snow days have forced the district to push the last day of school.

But last night, the date was officially set for Saturday, June 13. Superintendent Kevin Smith told GOOD Morning Wilton that state law changed last May, allowing the Board to set the date regardless of how many days students miss due to weather-related school closure. Even if seniors don’t complete the full 180-days required by the state, they can still graduate.

That decision now makes it easier for everyone to plan, both families of graduates and the district.