I realize that the traffic at the high school today was problematic. We created this year’s calendar last January. We did not predict this special election, the level of voter turn-out, or the weather. I did speak with several folks who asked why the high school students were in school. Today was an exam day. The day for high school students ended at 10:00 AM. We thought this abbreviated day would leave the high school population greatly reduced for the election. We did have the LABBB programs and our pre-school running all day at the rear of the high school building.
Next year’s calendar – August 2010 to June 2011 – is presently under consideration. We are scheduling next year’s November election day as a teacher professional development day. If approved, this designation will mean no school for students. If the weather cooperates, then next year’s election day logistics should be less congested.
Thank you for your patience today if you came to the high school to vote.