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Student Safety - D101 Polling Places

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All of our D101 schools are used as polling places. The district is in a long term contract with the Board of Elections, and our schools do not have the option of not serving as polling places. That said, other districts in our same situation, for example, La Grange D102, have an institute day, or day of non-student attendance, on the days when voting takes place to ensure student safety.

This petition proposes to the D101 School Board that our schools have an institute day when our D101 buildings are used as polling places.

Unfortunately, we now live in a time where violence in schools is becoming more commonplace. Even in our own area, we have recently had some stranger danger issues at and around schools. Let's have our children out of the voters and any potential harms way.

The school board is deciding on the 2017-18 calendar soon. By signing this petition, you are requesting in the future our children have a day of non-attendance, or a teacher institute day when our schools are used as polling places. This ensures safety for our children.

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