Give the GHS Seniors a Prom They Deserve

Give the GHS Seniors a Prom They Deserve

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Gabi Giglio started this petition to Garfield Board Of Education

(update: we have successfully fought to be indoors, yay! Buuttt we are still pushing to invite outside guests if possible and showing the town we can come together to fight for things like this)

The seniors of Garfield high school are beyond grateful to receive a prom, but expected some restrictions to change as Governor Murphy began lifting them. This was not the case, and now we are having a senior formal outdoors, in a tent, with 100 guests, unable to bring guests from outside schools or grades.

Although the venue we booked (and each paid 100 towards) can accommodate covid guidelines, as well as seating 500 guests, we are being told that moving prom indoors is not a possibility. Another issue here is that we can not bring outside guests, even though the event is planned to be held outside and following all guidelines and restrictions. Even indoors, if students bring guests and we all follow the guidelines, no issues should arise. 

It is even more infuriating when we consider the fact that the Garfield MIDDLE SCHOOL is receiving an extravagant 8th grade dance. Indoors, 300 guests, only 25 dollars needed from each student to attend (originally 60, but the staff of the middle school fundraiser to cut down costs). We are being lied to and told that these changes can’t happen for us, yet they can easily occur for 8th graders.

Our class, as well as all of our parents, are outraged that we can’t be celebrated in the way we deserve after having an entire school year stripped from us. Please sign to show our town that we are paying attention and know the facts about these events. 

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