Four Rapid City schools turn to e-learning on election day
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Four Rapid City Area Schools will be closed come election day to keep voters and children separated.
Six schools are designated polling places. Grandview, General Beadle, Rapid Valley, and Valley View Elementary will be closed for election day November 3. Students will attend school remotely that day.
“It’s just too hard to separate the voting area from where the kids are so we just felt it was best since they’re not masking, to not have our kids in the building,” said Katy Urban, Community Relations Manager for Rapid City Area Schools.
South and West Middle Schools are also polling places but will remain open.
“Basically, the way that community center is designed, it was basically an addition to the school to begin with so, it’s separated from the rest of the building so it’s as simple as closing off a few doors and making sure kids don’t go over there,” said Urban.
Kids will learn from home that Tuesday, while Friday will remain a normal e-learning day.