Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rodgers: Close schools for elections

Clifford Rodgers
Was it last week that the school board talked about whether to hold class on Election Day? I can't remember. I know it's come up a couple of times (as folks talk about how and where to extend the school year by five days).

Anyhoo, Knox County's head election honcho, Clifford Rodgers doesn't think it's such a slick idea.

And he says so in a two-page letter he sent to school Superintendent Jim McIntyre more than a month ago.

Click right smack here for that bad boy.

As Cliff told me, he sent the letter to “refresh their memories about the realities of conducting elections during a school day.”

In the memo, which you really should read, he says that opening schools on election day will create problems that impact voters, students and teachers. He talks about accessibility, security and insanity.

(OK, I made up that last one.)

Still, it's a good read. Check it out.

(On a side note, I swiped the above photo from the Metro Pulse, but we own 'em, so . . . .)

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