Report: Eastern Kentucky school district broke election day law

Image: A generic "I Voted" sticker similar to those given out in some states.
By  | 

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) - Investigators say a Kentucky school district violated state law by holding classes on election days while a campus was a polling place.

The Lexington Herald-Leader cites a report it obtained under the Kentucky Open Records Act from the Kentucky Office of Education Accountability.

The Feb. 1 report says the Greenup County School District held classes Nov. 6 while Greenup County High School was used as a polling place. It also held school May 22 during primary elections.

The law is that a district must be closed on the election day if it's used as a polling place. It can still have professional development activities, meetings or parent teacher conferences.

District Superintendent Sherry Horsley said in a responding email that the county clerk is in the process of changing the polling place.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus