The Atchison Elementary School second graders and teachers took part in a parade to celebrate the class graduation Tuesday evening.

There were 10 teachers in attendance as students and parents drove through the parade at the school with signs of celebration, keeping social distancing a priority.

Both teachers and students were joyful during the event and emotional at moments. Some teachers even talked about potentially doing something similar next year.

Most area schools finalized instruction this week — which had gone primarily online as of the first week of March, as Gov. Laura Kelly closed public schools. Graduations have been postponed as well.

State and local education officials are working together to develop a plan to bring kids back into the classrooms in August, if the coronavirus numbers stay within a certain level.

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