Tuesday, Nov. 3 is election day. It goes with saying that this is an important election for our state and nation. It is also an important election for school districts.
As we have noted in previous posts, there are 51 local school referenda in 41 districts on Tuesday’s ballot. There are also at least 13 current and former school board members running for state or federal legislative office.
In addition, school board members and administrators are reminded that 2019 Act 185 requires all school districts to report the impacts of school closures to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) by November 1, 2020. DPI is required to report this information to the legislature and will be posting it on the department’s website.
The DPI developed a survey tool to collect this information. District administrators should have received a unique link to access the survey tool on August 10, 2020. Additional information regarding this required survey is available here.