Some Central Texas schools are giving students Election Day off as a safety precaution

AUSTIN, Texas — Some Central Texas school districts gave students Election Day off, and some parents are using it to show their kids about democrac...

November 8, 2022
9:32 AM

AUSTIN, Texas — Some Central Texas school districts gave students Election Day off, and some parents are using it to show their kids about democracy.  The night before Election Day, Tom Friedrich and his twins, Lucy and Gustuv, are getting ready to hit the polls on Tuesday. "Click on that, on Hampton Branch," said Friedrich, showing his kids the polling locations on a map online. "That's where we will be tomorrow."  It's an option the family doesn't typically get, but this year, Austin Independent School District canceled school for students on Election Day.

Daranesha Herron