Deming High Principal Janean Garney said the Deming School Board approved the graduation date of Friday, May 24th, 2013.
Garney said the date, which is nearly a week later than many years, was selected because of statewide calendar issues.
Years in which July 1st falls on a Sunday shift the New Mexico Activities Association calendar to a 52-week calendar, not a 53-week calendar as in every other year.July 1st, 2012, was on a Sunday, and that set the NMAA calendar for 2012-2013.
The difference with the NMAA calendar means statewide activities are adjusted by six days, and athletic and activity events run one week later. Garney said seniors will have the week of May 20th off for their “senior week.” Mandatory graduation practice will be Friday, May 24th at 9 a.m.