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UPDATE: Mason superintendent explains decision to cancel homecoming parade

Posted at 7:49 AM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 13:16:03-04

The superintendent of Mason tells us the decision to cancel the high school's homecoming parade was a mistake.

In a statement released Friday morning Ronald Drzewicki says the cancellation came about because the planning team was concerned about the number of floats and students committed to participating in the parade.

Drzewicki says it quickly became clear the community wanted to keep the tradition going so the parade was put back on the schedule for October 13.

The full statement released to FOX 47's Marcus Dash is as follows:

Good morning Marcus,

Yesterday was a busy day, especially after announcing the change in the homecoming parade. Today is another day filled with meetings, so I wanted to send you an email and let you know what transpired as a follow-up to your story.

As the Mason High School planning team was making arrangements for the homecoming parade, they were concerned about the number of floats and students that were committed to participating in the homecoming parade this year. As a result, the creation of floats for the parade was cancelled. After further discussion the decision was made to cancel the parade.

Once the decision to cancel the parade was announced, our community provided us with feedback that the parade was important and the community wanted to continue this tradition. We recognized quickly it was a mistake to cancel and we immediately reversed the decision regarding the parade. The parade will go on as planned on October 13 at 6 p.m.

We are proud to be part of a community that is so invested in our schools and traditions. We invite our community to participate in and celebrate all of our students during the homecoming festivities.

Thank you for your interest in Mason Public Schools.

Ronald Drzewicki, Ed.S.
Superintendent
Mason Public Schools

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In a turn of events, the Mason High School parade is back on. 

Mason High School students called us and had us look into it, after the school cancelled the parade.

While our Marcus Dash was in the midst of investigating the cancellation, the school ended up having a change of heart on the parade. 

The parade will start at 6 p.m. on October 13th.