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Schools were closed for the remainder of the school year in April and along with having to educate students virtually, graduations were immediately thrown into question. Here is what most of the local school districts are doing about their graduations.

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Central Texas College announced the application for eligible students to receive funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is now available. The emergency financial aid allows CTC to help cover student expenses resulting from the disruption of campus operatio…

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With many school districts across the county closed for the remainder of the year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, school administrations have had to decide on new ways to hold graduation ceremonies for the 2020 graduating class. The Lampasas Independent School District has decided t…

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Naturally thoughtful and happy to avoid the limelight, the principal of Eastern Hills Middle School was perfectly fine with drifting into retirement at a time when the concerns of the world were fixed elsewhere.

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The Central Texas College Continuing Education department is offering a series of free, self-paced career enhancement tutorials designed to help employees adapt to today’s changing job market. The 10 free self-paced tutorial courses include a mix of hard and soft skills relevant to those who…

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The Central Texas College spring 2020 graduation ceremony scheduled for May was postponed as the school remained closed during initial stay-at-home order initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 420 students were expected to participate in the procession and will now be recognized during t…

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The maintenance and operations tax rate for the Killeen Independent School District could drop by about 4 cents from the current level, thanks in large part to state legislation that was signed into law last year.

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Students wishing to enroll in classes for Central Texas College’s Summer I semester can do so now through May 31, according to a news release from college spokesman Bruce Vasbinder.

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Temple Independent School District’s elementary and early childhood students will receive free breakfast and lunch next academic year regardless of socioeconomic status after the school board voted Monday to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Lunch Program.

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The Gatesville school district is planning a unique virtual graduation ceremony that will likely serve as the district’s graduation for its 2020 seniors.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the medical world upside down. In some areas, hospital staffs are working around the clock and exposing themselves to the risk of infection with every shift. Some of these strong and brave individuals behind the masks are local graduates of the Central Texas …

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The Incredible Kids event that has been held in April for the last 20 years will not be held this year, and the event will not be continuing in the future, according to Gayle Ash, a member of the celebration committee for Incredible Kids.

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Killeen public libraries will restart curbside checkout of materials Tuesday at both locations. Libraries remain closed to the public, but regular curbside hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, according to a news release from the city of Killeen. Items can be reserv…

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The curriculum for African-American studies was approved unanimously by the state board of education on April 17 and will be taught in high schools statewide in the 2020/2021 school year, according to Philemon Brown, a Harker Heights resident and pastor at Harker Heights Community Church.

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The Killeen ISD top graduate congratulation train made its way all over town to wish well the valedictorians and salutatorians from its five high schools.

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The Meadows Foundation out of Dallas is giving a $50,000 grant to Communities in Schools of Greater Central Texas, according to an email from Meghan Parry, the communications manager of The Meadows Foundation.

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The Killeen Police Department is looking for volunteers to help with the department’s Kid Watch Program for the 2020-2021 school year, according to an announcement on the police department’s Facebook page.

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As the original week of spring break became an extended absence from campus, Central Texas College chose to complete the remaining eight weeks of the spring 2020 semester via online instruction. Faculty members who taught classroom lecture courses rallied to engage students using many of tod…