The Cody School Board is going to look into an issue from Saturday’s Cody High graduation involving what military-bound graduates could wear to the ceremony.
Chair Jenni Rosencranse said she asked superintendent Ray Schulte to put the item on Tuesday’s agenda for discussion.
The uproar started on Cody Area Classifieds when someone posted that three CHS graduates were not allowed to wear military sashes.
There is no district policy on graduation attire as it is decided by the schools.
Principal Jeremiah Johnston said he only had one graduate ask him about wearing a sash and that grad wore his blue U.S. Navy sash underneath the standard gold graduation sash until after receiving his diploma, at which point he removed the gold to reveal the Navy sash underneath.
“He’s the only one that asked about a military sash. Once he had graduated, he pulled the gold sash off to show the next step in his life,” Johnston said. “He did not have to sneak it in, we knew he had it on. We were fully aware of it and we supported it.”
Johnston said he had not heard of anyone telling other students they would not be allowed to graduate if they wore a military sash, as was alleged on social media.