Alternative plans for graduation ceremonies and budget matters occupied the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School district committee Monday.

With school closed for the rest of the academic year and graduation ceremonies and other traditional activities for seniors on hold, a senior class survey found graduates would favor postponing ceremonies to late July or early August.

Senior class president Alex Rego told committee members Monday that seniors were not keen on the idea of putting graduation off for a year or having a virtual graduation via Zoom. Ms. Rego said the class of 2020 has floated the idea of having a drive-in graduation with large screens that would project speeches and slideshows.

The idea of holding some kind of ceremony at the Tabernacle, restricted to graduates, is also under consideration.

Amy Lilavois, a school counselor, said Charlie Esposito, the director of the Performing Arts Center, has secured large LED screens for three different dates without putting any money down.

“We don’t have all the answers, we just have a lot of ideas and a lot of great people who are involved and engaged and wanting to ensure Alex and her class have the best ceremony they can possibly have,” Ms. Lilavois said.

Honors and class night will not be held. Carrie Fyler, a science teacher at the high school, said all the awards for honors night have been printed and instead of passing them out, department chairmen could record themselves presenting awards and post them all together online.

Historically, class night takes place on the Friday before graduation. Last year, Island students were awarded some $2 million in scholarships from a wide array of community groups. Guidance director John Fiorito said a contingency plan is being worked on but he gave no details.

Jessica Estrella from the guidance department said while a few scholarship funds were pulled this year due to the pandemic emergency, most are intact and new ones have come in. “So it’s all going to balance out,” she said.

In other business at the meeting Monday, Vineyard schools superintendent Dr. Matthew D’Andrea said West Tisbury had contacted him asking both the high school and up-Island district to review their upcoming budgets for ways to find savings.

Committee members agreed and a meeting was set for May 18 for budget review and adjustments.

The committee also voted to approve a series of budget transfers from seven line items in the current budget. The transfers totaled $241,816, including about $180,000 for residential care tuition.

The transfers were approved 7-1, with Jeffrey (Skipper) Manter 3rd dissenting. Mr. Manter said he opposed making the transfers until next year’s budget is reviewed.