Atlantic City schools pay $11K for graduation venue

The financially-troubled Atlantic City school district is paying about $11,000 for the venue for high school graduation.

Seniors will receive their diplomas Friday at Trump Taj Mahal’s Etess Arena instead of Boardwalk Hall.

The school district’s state monitor tells The Press of Atlantic City he was startled when he saw the bill. Gary McCartney says he was told Boardwalk Hall was not available this year, but he hopes to find a free venue for next year.

School board President John Devlin says, in light of the current budget crisis, the district next year should probably look at holding graduation at the high school football stadium.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.