Why are schools closed election day?

Why are schools closed election day?

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beaver

United States

#1 Nov 5, 2012
Wtf?
Comment

Owensboro, KY

#2 Nov 5, 2012
Many cities use schools as voting places.
comment

Scottsville, KY

#3 Nov 5, 2012
So the teachers can work at the voting polls.
toxic

Lafayette, TN

#4 Nov 5, 2012
You use to vote at the schools so school would not be in session. I guess they just carry on tradition. Kind of upsets me they are closed for election say and mlk day but not veterans or presidents. I have family members who fought for this country yet they aren't as recognized. It's so messed up.
da dealzs

Lafayette, TN

#5 Nov 5, 2012
Also it is a way to teach our young the importance of going to vote. Take them with you explain what it is and why it is done so they are not dead beat non voters when they have an opportunity at 18.
Rodriguez

Glasgow, KY

#6 Nov 26, 2012
Well teachers get so few days off that they deserve an additional one. They only get the Summer off, Fall break, Thanksgiving break, Christmas/New Years break, Spring break, Federal Holidays and Teacher's days. Give em a break (pun intended).
What a joke

Scottsville, KY

#7 Nov 26, 2012
Rodriguez wrote:
Well teachers get so few days off that they deserve an additional one. They only get the Summer off, Fall break, Thanksgiving break, Christmas/New Years break, Spring break, Federal Holidays and Teacher's days. Give em a break (pun intended).
This shows just how little you know.. Teachers work long hours daily and at night when they bring work home. I can promise you a teacher works well past 40 hours a week. Why don't you try it...... Wait I know why ,,, this job actually requires you to be educated..
Ummm

Casey, IL

#8 Nov 26, 2012
Most people go to work when kids go to school. So if there is no school then parents stay home. So I think they do that so more parents will go vote.
da dealzs

Lafayette, TN

#9 Nov 26, 2012
What a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
This shows just how little you know.. Teachers work long hours daily and at night when they bring work home. I can promise you a teacher works well past 40 hours a week. Why don't you try it...... Wait I know why ,,, this job actually requires you to be educated..
not to mention the hours in the summer. Now traditionally teachers in these parts get the fall and spring 1 week off (this is flawed...should not be but the agro-culture of past generations; one needed the help tending to the fields...thats been replaced with buyouts and illegals so yes thats overkill but certain parts of teh country give first day of deer season off because tradionally families relied on the harvesting of dear for a food supply. anyhow schools are not your babysitting service...
voter

Carthage, TN

#10 Nov 27, 2012
so the kids can vote

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#11 Nov 27, 2012
voter wrote:
so the kids can vote
Yep, lot's of 3rd graders are 18+ years old. People will probably be voting for them someday when they run for public office.
Voter

Decorah, IA

#12 Nov 28, 2012
I vote at a school so you can't have school going on when you are trying to keep track of the voters, ballots and booths. All the schools here have voting booths as do the community centers. There's just not enough places to vote for voting districts without using the schools.

Most people don't get off for election day, this is why there's early voting and the polls are open late.
Voter

Decorah, IA

#13 Nov 28, 2012
What a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
This shows just how little you know.. Teachers work long hours daily and at night when they bring work home. I can promise you a teacher works well past 40 hours a week. Why don't you try it...... Wait I know why ,,, this job actually requires you to be educated..
Well true, they do work long hours and are educated. One of my friends is a school teacher and while she was off through the summer, I worked and I'm also educated and have a good job. She was hanging out at the pool every day while I was working. So being a teacher isn't really that hard of a job and they do get a lot of long vacations that others don't have the opportunity to get, even people who are educated and have good jobs. We usually get a set amount of days and we can take them all at once, or break them up. I get 15 days per year for vacation, I can take them whenever and however I like.
get a clue

Westmoreland, TN

#14 Dec 5, 2012
I have MANY teacher friends. In the summer they go and fix up there rooms and start prepping for the up coming school year. Usually right after the 1st. They often times buy supplies for their class rooms. They stay late and go in early. The go in on weekends and they take work home. To grade, to plan, to prepare.
red

Tucker, GA

#15 Dec 6, 2012
I never knew that the held voting booths at the school but one reason school is closed is so the teachers can have time to go vote too.
Sarah

Lexington, KY

#16 Mar 15, 2016
toxic wrote:
You use to vote at the schools so school would not be in session. I guess they just carry on tradition. Kind of upsets me they are closed for election say and mlk day but not veterans or presidents. I have family members who fought for this country yet they aren't as recognized. It's so messed up.
Hmm. Mine is closed for Election Day (high schools in my district are polling places), MLK Day (usually falls on or near my birthday) and Presidents Day, but not Veterans Day. However, on Vets Day, we learn about war veterans and have a minute of silence in memory of those who have served and those who have fallen in service.
Sarah

Lexington, KY

#17 Mar 15, 2016
get a clue wrote:
I have MANY teacher friends. In the summer they go and fix up there rooms and start prepping for the up coming school year. Usually right after the 1st. They often times buy supplies for their class rooms. They stay late and go in early. The go in on weekends and they take work home. To grade, to plan, to prepare.
Yes, teachers work very hard, but what does that have to do with schools closing on Election Day?
Sarah

Lexington, KY

#18 Mar 15, 2016
[QUOTE who=""]<quoted text>
Yep, lot's of 3rd graders are 18+ years old. People will probably be voting for them someday when they run for public office.[/QUOTE]

Lollll. Maybe s/he meant high school seniors...when one school closes for something like that, all of them usually close to avoid confusion. Eg, a high school cancels school to allow the seniors time to vote, so the elementary schools and junior highs in the district close too.
Just so you know

Adolphus, KY

#19 May 10, 2016
Kids are out on Election Day , teachers will be at school working that day. Instead od talking shit about teachers why don't come sit in a classroom and see what all a teacher dose and has to put up with before you run your mouths!
Cutting up

Harrodsburg, KY

#20 May 11, 2016
Just so you know wrote:
Kids are out on Election Day , teachers will be at school working that day. Instead od talking shit about teachers why don't come sit in a classroom and see what all a teacher dose and has to put up with before you run your mouths!
I suggest you go sit and listen as well, you may get a lesson in spelling, lol.

On the other hand, I have nothing against teachers, they have to put up with a lot of bs from students. If parents would teach their children how to behave, MAYBE their job wouldn't have to be so hard. When you don't know what kid may be carrying a gun, selling drugs, ready to physically attack you or another student, etc., then you most definitely have a hard job.

"Just so you know", no hard feelings, just giving you a hard time ; )

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