Superintendent defends prom decision, despite controversy

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

EASLEY — As COVID-19 vaccinations increase, school activities are beginning to open up.

That includes the annual junior-senior prom for high school students in Pickens County.

But that doesn’t mean all students and parents are happy.

Last week, a county student presented the district’s board of trustees with a petition holding 440 signatures asking that students be allowed to bring anyone they want to the prom. Officials are requiring students to bring dates from within their high schools, rather than from an outside school, in a virus mitigation move.

“We just want to have one night to ourselves, to be able to dance, have fun at our own risk,” Easley High School student Brendan Perfater said. “We all already hang out together to begin with. It’s just us — we just want one

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