The Vance County Board of Education during its meeting Monday night approved the rescheduling of Tuesday, November 8, 2016, which is National Election Day, to a mandatory teacher workday with no school for students. It was originally scheduled as a regular school day.
Five of our schools, New Hope, L.B. Yancey, E.O. Young, Henderson Middle and Northern Vance High, are used as voting sites. It was the opinion of the board and school system administrators that with the expected large turnout for the election the day would be especially disruptive at these five schools, if it would have been a regular school day.
With the board’s action, no students in Vance County Schools will attend school on that day. However, all school system employees will be working.