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Radnor Schools Will Be in Session Tuesday

Tuesday is Election Day, and student were to have the day off while their schools were used as polling places. But because of the high number of snow days this winter, school is back on Tuesday.

Tuesday, which originally had been a scheduled day off for students, will in fact be a school day in Radnor. 

Tuesday is Election Day, and student were to have the day off while their schools were used as polling places. But because of the high number of snow days this winter, school is back on Tuesday.

In recent years, many schools have had teacher in-service days on Election Day, as so many people are in and out of the schools all day voting.

In a notice on its website, the district said: "Each school is prepared for the additional vehicular and pedestrian traffic and for maintaining a safe learning environment for students. Parents, please be aware of these conditions when planning student drop-offs and pick-ups. Thank you."

Several neighboring districts have kept Election Day as a student day off.

Do you think it's a good idea for students to be in class while so many strangers are going in and out of school buildings?

Gary Merken May 20, 2014 at 08:31 AM
Yes. Keeping school in session during elections provides a hands-on example of the civic process. In fact, lesson plans should be developed around voting. At some point during the day each class could walk down to the polling place to see how it is set up, and where you check in, and what a voting machine looks like. Closing schools simply because voting is going on doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

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