Monroe County Schools to Provide Election Facilities
I caught the tail end of a news segment tonight stating that folks are considering requiring schools to have in-service days on election day. Monroe county was specifically mentioned. I didn't catch the name or title of the individual sharing this idea, but the thinking was that the current election facilities are cramped. However, schools have large facilities and ample parking to accommodate voter turn out.
Is this an added burden to school districts or an opportunity to get the community into the school?
Does it take away a "teachable" moment we have to connect students to the meaning of democracy?