Law and Foran will graduate on separate days this year: June 20 and 21

Jonathan Law and Foran high schools will graduate on separate days this year. Law will graduate on Thursday, June 20, and Foran on Friday, June 21.

The graduation ceremonies will take place at 5:15 p.m. at each school.

The Milford Board of Education set the dates at its meeting Monday night.

In recent years, both high schools have graduated on the same night at the same time.

Some people didn’t like that because it meant they could not attend both graduations.

“At its April 2012 Committee of the Whole meeting, the board chair requested that the administration look into having separate dates for the graduation ... to enable dignitaries, district administration, families and friends to attend both graduations,” Assist. Supt. Mike Cummings wrote in recommending the two separate days.

He said consideration was given to holding graduation on the same day at different times, as had been done in the past, but time constraints, particularly in light of the weather, precluded the option.

“Research was conducted on holding graduation on the same day at different times in a rented venue, but the costs were prohibitive,” Cummings wrote.

Since the board agreed to the idea of holding the ceremonies on consecutive evenings, Cummings suggested a coin toss to determine which school would go first.

Jonathan Law High School won the coin toss, which took place before the meeting.