L.I. Families Disappointed About Limited Spots For High School Graduation

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A high school on Long Island is trying to figure out how to accommodate family and friends for its upcoming graduation.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Right now, Freeport High School is telling its students that they can only invite three guests each. Because of construction, the ceremony had to be moved from the school’s stadium, which can hold up to 5,000, to CW Post College, which only holds about 2,000 people.

“There’s family from Kentucky who are planning to come up and celebrate. It looks like they’re going to come up just sit home and wait for us to come back,” mother Teresa Aidalot said.

Aidalot has been waiting for 17 years to see her daughter graduate from the same high school she graduated from and now her family planning to come from Kentucky may have to change their plans.

Parents said the superintendent tried to find a different venue, but has been unsuccessful so far. Parents and students hope that can be done before the June 25 graduation.

School officials could not be reached for comment.

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  1. VY says:

    Nassau County is too stupidly run to think about using the colliseum.
    Or they would require a rip off rate which the school district can not afford.

  2. karen says:

    c’mon veterans colliseum. step up for these kids and their families. so many of the pro sports teams speak out about the importance of education. if there’s nothing scheduled for that day, rent it to the school district for $1. this is a win-win people. do the right thing for alot of people celebrating a very big day. congrats class of 2011, from somebody who was in your shoes 40 years ago.

  3. HooDatIS? says:

    I AM SO GLAD THEY ARE GRADUATING SO MANY PEOPLE GOD BLESS THIS HIGH SCHOOL, GOOD LUCK CHILDREN YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO GREATNESS!
    THATS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!
    GO 2011 GOGOGOGOGOGO
    I KNOW YO PARENTS FEELING GOOD
    VISIT MY BLOG
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/leszek-blanik-polish-gymnast-amazing-footage-this-boy-got-skills/

  4. kendra says:

    knothing should be limited for the best time of the year you must put out at all cost..thats the last of the school year for these kids…

    1. Teeth are Optional says:

      well, kendra, if a goodly number of families are from Kentucky, it will be the last school these kids will attend, period! I’m amazed they made it this far!

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