For the past several years the Hilliard City School District has intentionally put our professional development days on Election Days. We use many of our buildings as polling places per the request of the Board of Elections. We believe we have a civic opportunity to open these buildings for people to exercise their right to vote. While opening the building to the public for voting is important, protecting the safety of our students is also essential. We can’t maintain the same level of security at our buildings during the voting process. Thus, we’ve moved our two professional development days to the Election Days.
In the state budget signed into law by Governor DeWine on July 18, 2019, the March 2020 primary election date changed from March 10 to March 17, 2020. We will be asking our Board of Education to approve a calendar change for the 2019/20 school year to reflect this change. The Board will vote to change the calendar at the August 12 Board of Education meeting.
This means our staff professional day will move to March 17, which will give our students the day off. Both teachers and students will be in school on March 10. We understand calendar changes can be challenging for our families, so we wanted to get you this information as soon as possible. Please make a note of this and make plans for your family.