CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Almost half of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be serving as voting poll locations Tuesday for Election Day.
CMS left a voicemail with parents Monday morning addressing concerns for security as students continue with their school. The school district says they will have increased security at the schools serving as voting sites and will also limit voters' access to school buildings.
A parent however told the Charlotte Observer they are worried about the safety of the students after a fatal shooting at Butler High School Oct. 30.
Whitney Bouknight has two daughters enrolled at a CMS elementary school that were serve voters Tuesday.
“Can you please research and explain why CMS is not closed on Election Day?” she wrote the Observer. “Why are we having a teacher work day (Oct. 31) instead of on Election Day next week? It makes me shake my head.”
According to the Charlotte Observer, CMS board policy requires schools to be closed on presidential election days but leaves it up to the calendar committee — and ultimately to a board vote — on other years.