Closing school on Election Day is one way to get kids excited about their future civic duties. But more likely, it’s a way to keep them safe when the local school happens to be the area’s voting site.
Schools serve as voting locations in many districts around the state. That means strangers coming to, and often in to the school building. Many districts opt to close school for the day, in an effort to keep students safe.
In Northeast Ohio, Beachwood City Schools are having a staff in service day, but no school for students. Same goes for Fairfield City Schools near Cincinnati. Medina City Schools are having parent-teacher conferences in lieu of a regular school day. You get the picture.
We’re betting you didn’t get off work, but maybe you have a good election day story to share. So while we wait for today’s results to start rolling in, let us know in the comments section; what was your voting experience this beautiful November election day?